A former National Security Minister has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to set up Public Investigation into security lapses which marred the recent bye-election held in Ayawaso West Wuogon with violence.
“I urge you (Mr. President) to act with haste to commission a Public Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the events at Ayawaso West Wuogon that justice may have its day. This must be an investigation of true substance, one that will be palpably credible,” Mr. Totobi Quakyi said in an open letter to the president.
However, he cautioned the President not to be blurred by partisan colouration in such an exercise.
“We must set aside our partisan colourings that we might learn from what happened and commit ourselves to the avoidance of any future repetition for the sake of posterity. The unsettled scores of yesterday’s men must not condemn the hopes of tomorrow’s and of their generations, “he said.
Borrowing from his previous experience as a National Security chief to emphasise his point on neutrality, he wrote, “Your Excellency, I held the National Security portfolio during the presidential election of 2000, and oversaw the first democratic transition of political power since Ghana attained her independence some four decades prior.”
Mr. Quakyi added, “The result of that election did not favor my party nor my esteemed candidate, and the lost opportunity to further the work we had begun was a disappointment. Yet I was privileged to have played a critical role in affirming this nation’s commitment to the high ideals of freedom and justice, and to the path of peace and democracy.”
Mr. Totobi Quakyi concluded that, if the president fails in this regard, the nation may go over the edge.
“I fear our national memory of your legacy will be of moral negligence that allowed us to go over the edge,” he concluded.
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