June 27, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare is urging the National Security apparatus to give President John Evans Attah Mills the maximum security that he deserves at the upcoming NDC national delegates congress in July 2011.

He says even though President Mills will be a candidate contesting for the position of flag bearer at the congress, his status as the President of the country will not change hence the need for adequate security to be provided for him.

The MP’s comment comes in the wake of concerns by members of the Konadu for 2012 campaign team and some members of the public who doubt the ability of the National Security to maintain neutrality and fairness during the July 8 congress of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

There have been reports that some persons are planning to cause mayhem on the congress grounds and this allegation has warranted calls for maximum security to avert any disturbances that may arise, but others are of the view that the scene of armed security personnel will be a tool for intimidation.

However contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show, the Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare disagreed with suggestions that President Mills’ status as leader of the country is immaterial as far as the NDC’s internal party affair is concerned.

He said Ghana cannot afford to compromise security of the President simply because it’s an internal party affairs warning that failure to give the President adequate security will have dire consequences for the state.

Hon. Adu- Asare urged the security agencies to investigate claims that every effort will be made to ensure that Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and her followers are intimidated during and after the congress and called on the agencies to ensure protection for all the contesting parties.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh