Eric Adjei, the regional director of communications for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has encouraged police officers who support any political party to resign from their positions.
He advised security staff members who were interested in politics to quit, using Wa West Member of Parliament (MP), Peter Toobu, as an example. Toobu is a retired police officer.
He noted on Adom TV’s Badwam morning show that having personnel in the army who have political affiliations is bad for Ghana’s security.
“No one has said a police officer should not be involved in politics but when you’re ready to get into it, remove your uniform. Peter Toobu who was interested in becoming a Member of Parliament resigned because one can go on voluntary retirement,” he said.
Mr. Adjei attributed the unprofessional conduct of some employees on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
He said that the present issue was brought on by the IGP’s silence on police deaths and brutality.
IGP Dampare and the three policemen named in the widely circulated recording are all “not clean” in his eyes.
He said that because to the information included in the leaked audio, the NDC has lost faith in and respect for the police moving into the general election of 2024.
He inquired as to why Bugri Naabu’s office had not issued a disclaimer about any of her remarks.