Changes in security apparatus, a ploy by Akufo-Addo to undermine 2024 elections – Martin Amidu

Must Read

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has alleged that President Akufo-Addo is scheming to undermine the 2024 elections to ensure the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) retains power to ensure it breaks the eight-year term cycle.

According to Mr. Amidu widely known in the political cycles as ‘Citizen vigilante’, the latest National Security appointments by President Akufo-Addo are “antecedents and true sequences of events to be used by the NPP.

Mr. Amidu made this accusation in his released themed: “New Leadership Appointments To The National Security Apparatus And Akufo-Addo’s Long Game OF Breaking the Eight.”

His statement follows President Akufo-Addo’s recent appointment at the National Security apparatus. On Friday, August 5, 2022, the president announced the appointment of Mr. Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Coordinator as National Security Coordinator. He also appointed the Deputy-General of NIB, Nana Attobrah Quaicoe to act as the Director-General of National Intelligence Bureau.

Meanwhile, Martin Amidu believes the president’s long electoral game amidst making appointments to public offices substantively breaches the fundamental spirit of the Constitution of integrity, transparency, accountability.

He noted that his moves are merits of “actualization of a calculated and deliberate intention to undermine the 2024 electoral process.”

“Upon his assumption of office as the President of Ghana on 7 January 2017 Nana Akufo-Addo activated his long game to break the 8 at the 2024 Presidential Election. He determined to ensure that by the middle of his second term in office all the instruments of law enforcement, state security and intelligence power of the Republic of Ghana should be led by persons with proven political dedication and loyalty to his person, and his family and friends.

“The appointment by the President of Mr. Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Co-ordinator, to act as National Security Co-ordinator, with effect from Monday, 8th August 2022 subject to the confirmation of his appointment to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Service Commission gives finality to Nana Akufo-Addo’s long game to capture the National Security Secretariat apparatus towards his electoral agenda for the 2024 parliamentary and presidential elections” he claimed.

Martin Amidu called on Ghanaians to defend the 1992 constitution against what he described as attempts by President Akufo-Addo to make Ghana a “one party state.”

“The 1992 Constitution has endured the longest in the democratic history of our dear nation and enjoins all citizens to defend it against any attempts to undermine its spirit or to establish by any subterfuges a one-party state by an elected President entrusted with the levers of state power of the Republic of Ghana.

“It is in consideration of the foregoing that I hereby break my silence from public political discourse which I imposed upon myself to call on all patriotic citizens to come together in defence of the 1992 Constitution to ensure that the processes leading to the 2024 elections are not undermined by Nana Akufo-Addo’s penchant for impunity and abuse of constitutional power that may lead to the jeopardy of the Constitution that we as citizens are enjoined to protect and defend. Ghana must always be put first.”

Click the link to read the full statment:

New leadership appointments To The National Security Apparatus And Akufo-Addo’s Long Game OF Breaking the Eight


More Latest Stories


Most Read This Week