Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed shock over the involvement of President Akufo-Addo in the Serwaa Broni scandal.
The North Tongu legislature recalled the posturing of high human right standards of Nana Addo and his Parliamentary/NPP colleagues in the 1990s in leading demonstrations against the suspected disappearances of and attacks on women during the Rawlings presidency.
He again said he never imagined that these frightening allegations of gross human right violations, blatant abuse of office and conduct that brings the high office of President of Ghana into disrepute would ever be leveled against President Akufo-Addo.
Ablakwa further stipulated that, as the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and Chair of the National Security Council, President Akufo-Addo cannot remain silent on these weighty matters. Ablakwa believes since Akufo-Addo was not silent as an opposition politician, he definitely cannot be silent now since the matters are at the heart of our constitutional democracy.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa further made it known that, after the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election and the grisly killing of seven Ghanaians during the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections by people claiming to be National Security operatives, we must not accept a rogue national security architecture that terrorizes and kills us instead of existing to protect the people who pay them.
He further added that, functioning democracies all over the world would have by now launched an enquiry into the robbery allegations against the National Security and the audio recordings of a purported cover up by the police.
He again made it known that, the NDC Parliamentary Caucus is seriously studying the Serwaa Broni tapes to inform their next course of action.
Ablakwa believes it is not acceptable for Ghanaian politicians to have different standards in opposition and in power; most importantly, we must at all times uphold the sanctity of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
The honourable Member of Parliament believes that, if the allegations are proven to be true, then none of those who criticize the Akufo-Addo government or expose wrongdoing in the pursuit of their constitutional mandate either as MPs, journalists, CSOs or citizens engaging in whistleblowing are safe.
He finally opined that, a country that has still not resolved the brutal assassination of investigative journalist Ahmed Hessein-Suale cannot treat lightly any allegation that our National Security is used to stage robberies and that our Police CID is used to cover up such crimes.