President must resign over militia at castle – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has called for the resignation of the President following a report detailing how part of the Osu Castle, a former seat of government has been converted into a training ground for a militia group believed to be affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

It explained that the disturbing investigative piece shakes the very foundation of the notion that the nation remained a stable and democratic state under the President who they described as ‘duplicitous’.

The Minority at a press conference noted that “President Nana Akufo-Addo has lost every moral authority to continue as President since he has been indicted in the said report.”

A video documentary by journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, captured a supposed militia group called ‘De-Eye’ using the former seat of government as a training ground.

The Minority called on the Inspector General of the Police (IGP), David Asante-Appeatu to immediately carry out a swoop and arrest the leaders of the supposed militia group since they have flagrantly violated numerous laws and constitutional provisions of the country.

They also raised questions about how a facility owned and managed by the state, has now become a safe haven for a group they believe to be an NPP militia saying, “We insist President Akufo-Addo must resign as President of the Republic with immediate effect since he has lost every moral authority to continue to occupy the high office after having been caught in flagrante delicto,” James Avedzi, the Deputy Minority Leader, stressed.

“We call on the Inspector General of Police to immediately, that’s before close of day, carry out a swoop and arrest the leaders and members of De-Eye Group militia, it is obvious the group has flagrantly violated numerous laws not limited to Articles 85, 200 (2) and 210 (2) of the constitution and the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350).

“That an investigation be opened into how a facility owned and managed by the state, the Osu Castle became a safe haven for an NPP militia, the state should take urgent steps to reclaim the offices and other State properties in the possession of the leaders of De-Eye Group as a matter of prime importance,” Mr Avedzi pointed out.


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