Politics

‘Manasseh has exposed your chameleonic nature’

The Inter-Party Coalition for National Sovereignty (CNS) has commended Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni for exposing the “Chameleonic” nature of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to the CNS, the President’s call for political parties militia disbandment lacks commitment and this has been confirmed in the undercover work by Manasseh Azure Awuni.

The Coalition’s statement follows the airing of a Joy News documentary on activities of a “secret militia” at a state facility.

De-Eye Group according to the documentary is a state-sponsored vigilante which trains at the Presidency annex at the Christiansborg Castle with a former bodyguard of the President being the commander of the group.

Government has, however, distance itself from the group and further explained that De-Eye Group posed no threats to national security.

Accordingly, government said De-Eye is a harmless company that seeks jobs for its members.

But the CNS in a statement signed by its Convener, Bernard Bornah, “We have been appalled by the utter deceit, dishonesty and cavalier exhibited by the President in the response to International cum domestic outrage denying knowledge of any militia group being sponsored by the NPP and/or his government, describing such claims as “palpable falsehood”. Mr. Azure exposes the chameleonic nature of the President- a man whose words are at variance with his actions.”

The Coalition further called on the police to immediately arrest of the commander of De-Eye Group.

“Meanwhile, we want to use this opportunity to call on the security agencies particularly the Ghana Police to as a matter of urgency arrest the leaders of this group (De-Eye) who have been exposed by this investigative work,” the Coalition for National Sovereignty urged.

See a copy of the statement below

Akufo-Addo’s posture on Party Militia Chameleonic – CNS

The Coalition for National Sovereignty met this afternoon to discuss matters relating to the developments following our First Agbewo Demonstration on the Ayawaso West Wuogon Violence and the general insecurity in the country and the public forum that followed.

The Coalition has taken a shocking notice of the revelations in the investigative report by Manasseh Azure, a distinguished journalist at Joy FM, in respect of the operations of an NPP Militia Group called DE EYE who are stationed, trained and are operating in the Christiansburg Castle, Osu, where two offices have been allocated to them for their activities.

We commend the effort of Manasseh and his media house for holding their ground and keeping to the content and spirit of the story even in the face of obvious open state-sponsored hostility, vituperations, attacks and intimidations.

We have been appalled by the utter deceit, dishonesty and cavalier exhibited by the President in the response to International cum domestic outrage denying knowledge of any militia group being sponsored by the NPP and/or his government, describing such claims as “palpable falsehood”. Mr. Azure’s exposes the chameleonic nature of the President- a man whose words are at variance with his actions.

We have also taken a surprise notice of the Presidents denial of ongoing recruitment of NPP constituency militia for the 2020 elections by the Upper West Regional Security Liaison contrary to a Joy FM investigative reportage of same.

In due course, we shall be responding appropriately to all these issues.

Meanwhile, we want to use this opportunity to call on the security agencies particularly the Ghana Police to as a matter of urgency arrest the leaders of this group (De-Eye) who have been exposed by this investigative work.

The Coalition will be embarking on series of activities in the coming days to press home further our demand for the immediate demobilsation, disarmament, and disbandment of all party militia groups across the country. Ghanaians are calling for peace.

Consequently, we shall have a demonstration in Techiman on Thursday, 28th March 2019. We wish to invite all well-meaning Ghanaians to join us on this mission to rescue our country from electoral violence and work to strengthen the security for life and property.

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