I am a Citizen.
I rise to remind my respected Retired and Tired President Billy Akufo-Addo not to sacrifice the career of professional Police personnel on the altar of politics.
I was flummoxed to read a Police Wireless Message reference number ARHQ 38/vol. 9/253, signed by ACP EMMANUEL AFRIYIE SAKYI, the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Police Commander.
The message was an instruction/threat from the Regional Command to all Divisional/District/Unit Commanders not to provide policing duties at a public event being organised on 31st January, 2020 to commemorate the one- year anniversary of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Bye-Election.
The message stated in part that, “no Police Officer should be detailed to provide security for the event.”
The Police Command threatened to sanction any Police personnel who associate themselves with the event.
ACP AFRIYIE SAKYI MUST NOT ALLOW A SACRIFICE OF HIS CAREER ON THE ALTAR OF POLITICS!!!
My checks indicated that leading figures of Ghana’s opposition parties, CSOs (including Faith Based Organizations), and Citizens from all walks of life will attend this commemorative public event.
Further checks indicated that PRESIDENT MAHAMA will be in attendance.
Is it not the responsibility of the State to provide security for the former President of Ghana wherever he goes?
Is it not the responsibility of the Ghana Police to provide security and protection for all Citizens of Ghana whose tax moneys pay, cloth, house and feed them?
What is the Minister responsible for the Police saying about this obnoxious directive of the Greater Accra Police Commander?
Are the Citizens to take it that the days are good and bad in the Police Service, depending on how President Akufo-Addo gets out of bed in the morning?
On a bad day, such as one of these recent days have become, after the many propitious auguries, there is nothing more for the Minister of Police to do but to lie close to his hole, ready to scramble in.
And for the Minister responsible for the Police, the trick is to keep his mouth shut, for nothing is safe any more under the irascible President Billy Akufo-Addo, not even the flattery Ministers of State have become experts in disguising as debate at Cabinet meetings.
In the particular issue of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Bye-election anniversary commemoration, is it the situation that as soon as the Minister responsible for the Police had sniffed peril in the air he had scrambled into his hole, as some animals and insects do, backwards?
When it comes to justification for the directives of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, investigations will start from ACP Emmanuel Afriyie Sakyi to tell the world who gave him the ORDERS.
The Police Officers who approved and signed such a Wireless Message must examine their professionalism.
Even a one-day baby does not lend itself to such root-and- branch psychological engineering, for it comes into the world trailing clouds of immortality.
President Akufo-Addo is behaving like some radical theorists who view contradictions as some deadly disease to which their opponents alone can succumb.
But contradictions are the very stuff of life, and if well understood and managed, can start off the fires of invention in Ghana.
Since January 7, 2017, President Akufo-Addo and his appointees have been following the example of the GADARENE SWINE.
Akufo-Addo Addo, learn this today about altenative views and contradictions from your opponents:
If there had been a little sniff of contradiction among the GADARENE PIGS some of them might have been saved from drowning.
Mr. President, order without fail the Ghana Police to provide security for PRESIDENT MAHAMA and other Citizens who will attend the commemoration of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Bye-election.
I Shall Retunr (sic).
30th January, 2020