The Minority’s call on President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to resign as president over the latest alleged militia-training expose by Manasseh Azure, has been described as childish by Information Minister at a press conference held on Friday.
Reacting to the Minority’s press conference, the Minister stated emphatically that, the attempt by the Minority was meant to score cheap political points and divert attention.
‘’It has also come to our attention that the Minority in Parliament have called on the President to resign on the basis of the so-called ‘’undercover documentary’’. We find the call not only childish, but preposterous. It is a vain attempt to spin, for political advantage, the contents of the documentary, which, as all Ghanaians have seen, does not, in fact, prove anything close to a militia operating in the heart of the nation.’’
The Minority in Parliament has called on the president to resign because they believe he does not have the moral right to govern following the expose.
In the view of the Minority, the president “lost all moral right” to occupy the high office after evidence suggests his complicity in the operations of a private militia, De-Eye, at the Christiansborg Castle at Osu; the seat of government annex.
“We insist that Nana Akufo-Addo must resign as President of the Republic of Ghana with immediate effect,” Deputy Minority Leader, James Avedzi said with cheers from his colleagues while addressing the media in Parliament Friday morning.
But in a reaction, the minister said: ‘’It must be clear to all Ghanaians that, as usual, the NDC is merely trying to use this so-called undercover documentary as a hook to divert attention from the horrendous revelations of the Ofosu Ampofo tape. The least said about the Minority press conference the better.’’
The Minister in refuting the claims and contents in the documentary said: “Firstly, the promotion of the documentary, and the narrative of the documentary stated emphatically that a “militia” (a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency) has been uncovered training and operating at a “Security Zone”, with the complicity of the current administration, and identified them as belonging to the New Patriotic Party. Surprisingly, the 20-minute documentary does not show any evidence of such a militia or a vigilante group training or operating at a “Security Zone”. Rather, it shows a group of young men and women, dressed up in white shirts and black suits, converging at the Castle, Osu, in the belief that jobs will be found for them.’’