Former Deputy National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mahdi Jibril has stated emphatically that Yakubu Seidu, one of the suspects arrested in connection to the kidnapping of the two Canadian nationals is a strong member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said the suspect is a dyed-in-the-wool member of the NPP.
According to him, Yakubu Siedu the NPP member doubles as a staunch Ashanti Kotoko supporter who is noted for hooliganism and mayhem in the Ashanti region.
He also disclosed that Chief Executive of GNPC, Dr. K.K Sarpong, a former Chairman of Kumasi Asanti Kotoko, speaking on Asempa a sister station revealed that Yakubu Seidu is not his boy as speculated but while he was serving as Chairman of Kotoko, Seidu could harass a coach, players if he felt they misbehaved on the field of play.
”The NPP promised heaven on earth to Ghanaians when voted into power during the 2016 general election. They also promised that every Ghanaian will go about their normal duties without fear, unlike the former President John Dramani Mahama where Ghanaians weren’t secured. Today what are experiencing; kidnapping and terrorism” he said.
He also criticized the Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante Apeatu for flying to Kumasi in search of the Canadian girls but has neglected our own Takoradi girls who were yet to be rescued.
He concluded, pleading on every Ghanaian to be his brother’s keeper but not to rely on the police force.
Meanwhile,The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says he has not yet been briefed about the affiliations of the eight suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping.
“We have no brief that says that this person or that person is associated with this church or that religion or this political party at this point in time. We do not have any such brief that associates any of them with any political party at this point in time or with any church or with… I have heard some people say this one belongs to this football club, that one belongs to that football club. We don’t have any such brief as we speak to you now”.
The duo were rescued on Wednesday morning in an operation that involved national security operatives.
“Details of the operation and ongoing efforts to ensure that similar incidents are successfully resolved will be made available in a subsequent press briefing scheduled for 15:00 hours today,” the statement read in part.
“Government continues to encourage the media and commentators to be circumspect in public commentary on security matters in order not to compromise other related operations. Citizens and travellers are once again assured that Ghana remains safe,” it added.
By: Kwakye Emmanuel (Intern Rainbow Radio)