The Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr. Clement Apaak has expressed shock at the President’s nominee for the Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah.
His expression of shock follows the nominee’s revelation a Commander of the Armed Forces on his will ordered troops from the military to invade parliament.
The nominee appearing before the vetting committee on Wednesday said he was alarmed when armed military men invaded the chamber during the election of the Leadership of the 8th Parliament.
The nominee told the committee he took the step to find out who ordered the military invasion because it was shocking.
He was responding to a question asked by James Agalga who wanted to know who authorized the deployment of the troops in the parliamentary chamber.
“…It is a strange thing when you have a military team invade the parliamentary chamber. For whatever reason when I saw it, I was also alarmed and my colleagues in government were alarmed that it had happened. So, I did take the trouble to find out how it happened. It was that simple, somebody, a commander in his opinion thought that things were getting out of hand in the chamber and that he needed to go there to try to restore order.” he revealed
… So, I asked why? And what was his motivation for going there? I can only say this is something that shouldn’t have happened but no harm was caused to any member of parliament and let me agree with you that going forward this is not something we should encourage and hope that it doesn’t happen again.” He added.
Expressing shock at the response, Dr. Apaak wondered if the Commander would order the invasion without an order from above.
He is also wondering why the military men who invaded the house proceeded to the side of the Minority if their intention was to maintain law and order.
He said the military was invited to the chamber to intimidate the Minority hence the explanation given by the nominee cannot be true.
He tweeted: “Really, a military commander on his own decides to invade parliament with troops because he felt there was the need to restore order? So why did the soldiers proceed towards the NDC MPs? The military was invited to intimidate the NDC MPs. We are not idiots Kan Dapaah!”