Aspiring presidential candidate Kennedy Agyapong has cautioned the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) against any plan to remove Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare from office.
He argued that the IGP has performed exceptionally well and ought to be maintained.
The Assin Central MP who is also the chairman of the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament, posited that removing the IGP from office will spell doom for the government.
In his view, the IGP has been outstanding.
He maintained that under the current IGP, there has been a reduction in robberies.
“If you go to the police headquarters, you will realise that the man (Dr. Dampare) has done well… I have fought with him once because of his refusal to act when the killer of JB Danquah confessed to him, but he has done really well,” Agyapong told Kumasi-based Kessben FM.
“How many times have you heard of armed robbery since Dampare was made IGP? People were being killed, and their money was being stolen in broad daylight.
“How many times have you seen this since Dampare came into office? I have called one of the guys (in the leaked tape) who is from my village and blasted him. We don’t like change,” he added.
“Since I became the head of the defence and interior committee, we have had a number of IGPs, and given what this man (Dampare) has done, I don’t think we are being fair to him… Don’t make the mistake of removing him. Under him, the rate of armed robbery has reduced drastically; he has transformed the police headquarters; the place looks so clean and beautiful”.