Current track



NDC Warns Against Removing IGP to Manipulate December Elections

Written by on July 1, 2024

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has strongly warned against any potential move to remove the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.

Reports have surfaced suggesting that the IGP was asked to proceed on forced leave and hand over his duties to his deputy, Christian Tetteh Yohuno, allegedly linked to the 2023 leaked tape scandal.

The Ghana Police Service has denied these reports, affirming the IGP’s commitment to leading the force as directed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Despite this, the NDC remains skeptical, casting doubt on the police service’s explanation and expressing concerns that there is an alleged plan to replace the IGP, which is part of a larger scheme to manipulate the upcoming December general election.

The Deputy Secretary of the NDC, Mustapha Gbande, speaking to Channel One News, accused President Akufo-Addo of irresponsibility and prioritizing personal interests over national interests.

He emphasized that the NDC will not tolerate any attempts to undermine the country’s democratic processes.

“We can assure President Akufo-Addo that any attempt to rig the 2024 election will be resisted by the strength and might of the National Democratic Congress without any regret. There is nothing that will prevail over the will of the people.

“So, if this whole hullabaloo of trying to remove the IGP is about the election, President Akufo-Addo should rethink his actions and consider his legacy. At least in the minds of Ghanaians, he has made some appointments in the interest of the nation.”

“Since the IGP assumed office, there have been significant reforms in the Ghana Police Service. You can see a new level of seriousness and discipline, even in the appearance of the police personnel. This boosts the image of our country, not the NPP or President Akufo-Addo. It’s about the nation, not about the president.”

“We have allowed President Akufo-Addo to become an irresponsible leader, and it’s high time we tell him directly that it’s not always about him.”

Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Current track