According to security analyst Adib Saani, the current economic crisis and hardships that Ghanaians are experiencing have made driving V8 vehicles a security risk.
The analyst said political leaders and other officials who drive such vehicles without the presence of their security detail are vulnerable to attacks.
He was speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm with host Kwabena Agyapong.
Adib Saani noted that ”quote me everywhere. I am not inciting violence against anyone or any politician, but most politicians are those who use these types of vehicles. However, there are business owners who use such vehicles. However, from what is going on today, the suffering is making driving a V8 a security risk in Ghana. There is no two ways about that. The level of anger, the sentiments people have towards politicians, is translating into attacks on anyone who drives a V8.”
He argued that Ghanaians are angry about the economic challenges they face and that the current administration should take immediate action to address the problems.
Using the late Mfanstipim MP’s death as an example, he stated that the MP was killed after introducing himself to his alleged attackers, who told him that he was part of those who had been ‘chopping’ our money.
“As a result, we must exercise caution. We must address economic issues because people face uncertainty on a daily basis. People commit crimes in order to survive. We must address the challenges in order to avoid any security threats.”
Meanwhile, he has predicted that the attacks on MPs recorded in Ashanti will escalate and reach the point where ministers will be attacked.
“This is a red flag warning us that there will be more to come if we do not change our attitude.” In the same way that no rational Ghanaian will rationalize the constituents’ actions; (we have a period where people could vote out their MPs if they are disgruntled rather than attack the MPs). Under the laws of this country, it is illegal and criminal. Nonetheless, what is happening raises some concerns about people’s perceptions of their representatives. Especially at this time of economic crisis.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana