Monday, March 4, 2024

I am utterly disappointed in the Armed Forces – Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader of Parliament and MP for Tamale South, Haruna Iddirisu has said he is utterly disappointed in the Ghana Armed Forces for the withdrawal of military guards of the Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumani Bagbin.

He said the Armed Forces ought to live above reproach and not act in ways that will not augur well for the country’s stability and unity.

The Tamale South MP said “I am utterly disappointed in the Armed Forces who ought to live above reproach and utterly disappointed in the Minister for Defence and the Executive President for sanctioning such an action. For what political gain? It’s not healthy for our democracy and not when you are seeking to build consensus, you engage in this show of brute force, it is ugly for our democracy”

The Ghana Armed Forces in a letter dated 11th January 2021 and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament wrote to withdraw the services of the four military personnel citing lack of “proper procedure”

The four military guards include WOII Apugiba Awine David, S/Sgt Agbley Prosper, WO1 Jafaru Bunwura and Sgt. Bonney Prince.

In the letter signed by the Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces Maj. General N.P. Andoh states; “It is humbly requested that the personnel are withdrawn with effect from 14 January, 2022 whiles efforts are made to regularize their attachment”

Haruna Iddirisu said this action taken by the army with the Ministry of Defence and the President, could have implications for consensus building.

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