Dr Godfred Seidu Jasaw, the Member of Parliament representing the people in the Wa East Constituency has called on the Security Sector Minister to as a matter of fact withdraw their decision and restore the military protection granted for the Speaker of Parliament in the country.
According to Dr Godfred Seidu Jasaw, if anything bad in terms of insecurity happens to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin due to the incomprehensible withdrawal of the four military guards, the government will be held responsible for as also declared by the Minority caucus.
On that note, he is calling on the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, the Minister for Defence plus the National Security to take a second look at the situation and swift action on the issue.
However, the Member of Parliament representing the people in the Wa East Constituency, Dr Godfred Seidu Jasaw whiles on his tour to his constituency expressed disappointment to the action of withdrawing the Military personnel from the Speaker of Parliament.
“The actions by the President are a direct affront to the 1992 Constitution and only meant to erode public confidence in our democracy. It is, therefore, no surprise that Ghana’s rank on the World Democracy Index 2020 reduced from 54th position with a score of 6.75 in 2016 to 59th position with a score of 6.50 in 2020. I reiterate the position of the Leader of the Minority Group that, We shall hold the President, Defence and National Security Ministers accountable for any breach to the security and safety of the Speaker of Parliament”, he explained.
It could be recalled that, Major General Nicholas Peter Andoh who is the Chief of Staff at the Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Force through a statement withdraw the four military personnel that were assigned to the protection of Speaker of Parliament.