The Minority in Parliament has urged the government and minister for interior, Ambrose Dery, to investigate a leaked tape which suggests that the government is seeking to rig the upcoming general elections following a planned removal of the IGP, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
According to the Ranking Member on the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament, James Agalga, if the audio is authenticated, it will mean that there are people within the “government circus”, the NPP, who have resorted to evil machinations to subvert the will of the electorate in 2024. With this, he noted that it is an important revelation that must be taken very seriously.
“The actions of the one behind that audio, for me, pass for treason and this matter must be dealt with as such. It passes for treason, it is an attempt to subvert the will of the Ghanaian people in 2024, and the ramifications can be very dire. We do not dismiss what has been said, the revelations in that audio are very serious.
“So for me, rather than dismiss what is contained in the audio, I will urge the Interior Minister to take steps very quickly to get to the bottom of the matter and persons suspected to be responsible for that audio need to be investigated.”James Agalga
The secret tape reveals a plot by a top police officer and a member of the New Patriotic Party to remove the IGP from office to enable the government to rig the 2024 general election. To this, Mr Agalga iterated the need for the interior minister to take steps immediately to investigate the matter and bring the persons involved to book and not just refute the claim and end it there.
Interior minister dismisses reports on NPP planning to removing IGP
Meanwhile, the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has dismissed reports that stalwarts of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) are scheming to remove the Inspector General of Police.
“There is no plot to remove anybody. I can assure you that I serve a president who is committed and has respect for human rights. Under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo we will make sure that 2024 is peaceful. One thing to be sure, 2024 will not be a violent election by anybody and no one will want to thwart the will of the people. If you vote us in, you vote us in, if you vote us out, you vote us out.”Ambrose Dery
Elsewhere, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Wa West Constituency, Peter Toobu, has called on Ghanaians and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to disregard a leaked tape that suggests the government is planning to rig the 2024 elections by orchestrating the removal of Dr George Akuffo Dampare.
He encouraged Ghanaians to move their attention to more meaningful matters and avoid wasting time investigating the claims made in the tape or attempting to identify the individuals.
“I am saying that it is below the IGP’s response and I think that if someone is trying to do all kinds of things to let them fire the IGP and it becomes public knowledge, it means that the trap has been revealed. So I think that as a nation we should just let it slide. We should not waste precious time investigating unethical stuff that has the potential to dent our democracy when in fact it has been revealed and they can no longer do it.”Peter Toobu