The National Democratic Congress (NDC) through its Legal Team has petitioned the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately arrest and prosecute the Member of Parliament for Abetifi and Minister for Food and Agriculture, Bryan Acheampong.
The party wants the MP to be arrested following comments that the NPP will not hand over power to the NDC and that they would do anything at all costs to remain in office.
Mr. Acheampong addressing party supporters at Mpraeso on Saturday, April 8, declared that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will never hand over power to the opposition NDC in 2025.
Leading the team of the NDC, Director of Legal Affairs, Abraham Amaliba described the statement by Bryan Acheampong as an affront to the constitution.
He also added that the comments by the lawmaker is a threat to the security of Ghana.
“We were at the CID office to present to the CID boss, a petition, calling on the department to arrest, investigate and prosecute the Minister of Agric, Bryan Acheampong for the uncivil comments that he made during the Easter break. You are aware that he, in a viral video, said that they, the NPP, will not hand over power to NDC come what may. And as lawyers, we are of the view that his comments on that day bother on national security and an affront to national security”.
“As lawyers, we think that the police administration must be interested in this matter. As stakeholders in this democratic dispensation, we will not sit by for one person to pass comments that will bring unrest in this country. The CID boss assured us that she will take the necessary steps,” he said.
Read the petition below