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Acting National Chairman of the opposition NPP, Freddie Blay has said the recent behavior of government functionaries is aimed at plunging the country into a crisis.

He said he expected members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to cherish the peace the country is enjoy, however, that is not the case.

“I wish they want peace but definitely that is not what they want. It is obvious they have other agenda [to] create destabilisation in the system in this country", he said.

Mr Blay said the least Ghanaians expected from government especially this Easter season is good will messages and not hate-speech and violent discussions.

He described the behaviour of government functionaries as a desperate attempt to distract Ghanaians from the economic challenges the country is facing.

Leadership of the NPP has been criticized following the revelation that it invited three South African ex-cops to train its private security force.

The men, Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd.) 54, WO/Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.) 39, and Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.) 45 were picked up by the BNI at the El Capitano Hotel at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region on Sunday, March 20.

A BNI document sent to JOYNEWS said: “The trio, all ex-police officers were engaged in training fifteen young men in various military drills, including unarmed combat, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and rapid response maneuvers”.

Also, Captain (rtd) Edmund Koda, head of security for the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo was re-arrested Friday, March 25 two days after he was released by the BNI without a charge.

However, Mr Blay said “It is obvious they [government officials] have other agenda to create instability in the country” which he says is not in Ghana's interest. 

“What they are engaging in doing is to create crisis even though they are in power”, he said.

He encouraged Ghanaians to move beyond the artificial security crisis government is creating to look at the real problems in the economy.

Retraction and apology to Freddie Blay

It has come to our notice that a story we published on Sunday, March 27, 2016 regarding comments made by NPP’s Acting National Chairman contained some misrepresentation.

Mr Freddie Blay in an interview had said he believed government wanted to provoke a CRISIS in the country.

But a reporter who did the story misheard him to say ISIS and headlined his story as such.

We immediately took steps to correct the headline which bore the misrepresentation when we realised the error.

We, however, apologise unreservedly to Mr Freddie Blay for the embarrassment caused him.

Thank you


Source: myjoyonline.com

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