The Minority in Parliament is demanding the sack or resignation of the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh, over the violent mess that the 2020 elections has turned out to be.
The Chief Constable’s has been blamed for laziness, leading to the gun violence which punctuated the elections , killing about eight people.
Minority Spokesperson on Defense and Interior, Hon. James Agalga, today told the press that ahead of the elections, the Minority had urged the IGP to make concerted efforts to ensure that the tensions preceding the elections were arrested, but the lazy IGP just dozed over the advice.
“The IGP appeared before Parliament and assured us that he was the Chairman of the National Election Security Task Force. I recall vividly how the Minority and the indefatigable Haruna Iddrisu made it known to him that should anything go wrong, we are going to hold him responsible for any breeches,” Hon. Agalga recalled.
He told Mr. Oppong Boanuh to do the right things and resign his post.
Hon. Agalga was especially livid over the killings that went on in the Techiman South Constituency. Up to five unarmed civilians were shot dead by trigger happy Police and military officers.
NDC supporters who had attempted to stop the declaration of the results by the EC for the NPP’s Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah were set on by the Police who shot live ammunition into the crowd.
Other killings have happened at Ododiodiodioo and Ablekuma Central, where a bodyguard of Presidential Staffer, Laud Commey shot dead one civilian and wounded four others including a Police Officer and a journalist.
“His men targeted at innocent citizens, unarmed civilians and fired at them. Five lives have been lost, if I were in his post, I would have done the honourable thing by resigning. And if he wouldn’t resign, he should be immediately dismissed. How long would it take for them to fish out those members of our security be it police or soldiers who aimed at innocent and unarmed civilians and fired at them,” he quizzed.
“Our [NDC] supporters who have been killed without provocation should be called to order. You won’t call this government to order but you are calling innocent citizens whose lives have been taken. That is the ultimate,” Hon. James Agalga said.