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Stan Dogbe rubbishes Nunoo Mensah’s sacking claims

Former Communications Director at the presidency, Stan Dogbe, has poured cold water on assertions by former National Security Adviser, Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah that he was sacked for being “strict and truthful” in his work.

Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah is reported to have alleged that former President Mahama removed him from office for being “too outspoken”, adding that, “the president was not comfortable with me”.

“How do you replace me; someone, who trained at Sandhurst with Baba Kamara because you say I speak the truth?”

“So if President Mills chose me as the first of appointees for telling the truth, I will never lie in my life, I have never lied in my life”, he stated.

Stan Dogbe on Monday took to Facebook to vehemently deny the security chief’s claims, stating that there were obvious inaccuracies in statements that were made by General Nunoo Mensah (Rtd.)

Read Stan Dogbe’s reaction posted on Facebook

Facts are sacred!

There are some obvious inaccuracies in statements made by General Nunoo Mensah (Rtd.) in his recent and widely published interview that needs to be corrected.

The retired military general was National Security Advisor (NSA) to President John Evans Atta Mills and continued as such for the unexpired term of the late President under President John Dramani Mahama till they, like all other political appointees, exited Government on January 06, 2013.

He was, like many of us, handed a thank you letter for his service to the government and country and signed by the then outgoing president. Obviously no appointee has an automatic carry over just because the same party (NDC) won the elections?

Maybe Information Minister Mahama Ayariga and after him, Edward Omane Boamah can help me here, because unless my memory is failing me, President Mahama after he was sworn into office in January 2013, appointed the highly respected intelligence chief, William Aboah as his first National Security Advisor (NSA). The retired General Nunoo Mensah was then appointed as Coordinator for Human Security. It can therefore not be true that he was sacked and replaced by Ambassador Baba Kamara.

After the Naa Ayele cocaine case, WK Aboah was shifted from NSA to chair NACOB in order to strenghten the anti drug fight. Only then was Ambassador Baba Kamara shifted from his position as Advisor Special duties to NSA.

I believe that we must not let emotions cloud the facts of history because of one’s antipathy towards a particular personality. It is the retired General’s right to canvass for any person to lead the NDC, but the facts of history must remain sacred.

President Mahama did not sack the General because he speaks the truth. President Mahama did not replace him with Ambassador Baba Kamara.

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