Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has alleged that the President’s changes to the National Security setup in the country is a move to ensure the New Patriotic Party (NPP) holds on to power after 2025.
According to him, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the changes in order to avoid what happened to him under the watch of John Agyekum Kufour in 2008.
“The press release issued by the Communications Directorate of the Jubilee House, Accra on 5 August 2022 announcing the appointment of new leadership for the National Security apparatus was the eventual actualization of an intentional and purposeful strategic decision by President Akufo-Addo since he lost the second round of the 2008 Presidential Election to ensure that if he ever ascended the Presidency he would not behave like former President John Kufuor to allow an election under his watch to be won by any other political party,” a statement from him said.
Adding that “Consequently, upon his assumption of office as the President of Ghana on 7 January 2017 Nana Akufo-Addo activated his long game to break the 8 at the 2024 Presidential Election. He determined to ensure that by the middle of his second term in office all the instruments of law enforcement, state security and intelligence power of the Republic of Ghana should be led by persons with proven political dedication and loyalty to his person, and his family and friends”.
He indicates that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his familyband friends want to turn Ghana into their private entity in order to have absolute control even when he leaves power as President of the country.
“The strategic subtility and craftiness of placing dedicated and loyal members of Nana Akufo-Addo’s Family and Friends of the Danquah Institute in critical positions within the constitutional apparatus of the Republic towards the actualization of turning Ghana into a private family estate can be discerned by any reasonable and critical thinking citizens who have followed appointments into the Republic of Ghana’s state institutions since the President’s assumption of office in January 2017”.