The Ashanti Regional Commander of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Kofi Boakye has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) labeled him as a National Democratic Congress (NDC) party sympathizer.
This he said was because he was assigned to the former President Jerry John Rawlings on a number of his international travels.
According to him, “NPP came to power and some of us were nearly sacked because there was that presumption that once I have traveled with the head of state before; because I traveled with Rawlings to Libya, once I was the lead Policeman whenever Rawlings is coming I am automatically NDC.”
He said such misconception compelled him to stop communicating with the former President during the NPP’s regime.
“Immediately NPP came to power I had to cease talking to him, completely,” he stated.
DCOP Kofi Boakye reveled this on TV3’s Hot Issue programme on Saturday
He however advised politicians to desist from interfering in the work of security institutions in the country, adding that “in the long run it will have a devastating effect on our security, if we don’t allow recruitment to be based on meritocracy but based on nepotism, patronage, favouritism, party political activity.”
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh