To some National Democractic Congress members, the continuous stay of DCOP Kofi Boakye in office, means that their operation to win one million votes from the Ashanti Region in the 2016 general elections would never materialize.
Aside DCOP Kofi Boakye, the heads of ACP Ampofo Duku, the Deputy Regional Commander and ACP Kwaku Boadu Peprah, the Suame Divisional Commander have been demanded by a pressure group attached to the NDC.
This secret was made known after the Daily Guide Newspaper published a piece to the effect that a group by name, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Security Caucus of Kumasi has petitioned President Mahama to quickly remove the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, and two other top police officers from the region.
But members of the New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region, led by their Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, have sounded a word of caution to the president; by insisting that any meaningless change from him would be met with rancor.
In an interview with Mr. Antwi-Boasiako also known as Chairman ‘Wontumi’, he stated that should President Mahama go ahead and heed to the ‘baseless’ cry of his party members by replacing DCOP Kofi Boakye with a new officer, they (NPP) would never respect the officer for the rest of his life.
Part of the NDC Security Caucus petition to the president reads : "Transfer these police commanders from the Ashanti Region and bring in new police commanders who possess unquestionable integrity and unblemished reputation; who believe in fairness and in the ideals and values of NDC and the Better Ghana agenda.
"We also wish to state categorically that Kumasi and Ashanti Region as a whole need police com-manders who totally believe in the values and ideals of NDC and Better Ghana agenda as election 2016 is approaching.
"We in the NDC must be careful and always exercise diligence on the post¬ings and transfers of police commanders who are in bed politically with and also sympathetic to the cause of the NPP in Kumasi and Ashanti Region".
But Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako insists that should a new person come in and replace DCOP Kofi Boakye, they would never accord that officer with respect and would always consider him as an agent for the NDC chosen to do thier 'petty' biddings.
“If based on the petition, President Mahama heeds to the cry of his party members by replacing Kofi Boakye with another commander; we in the NPP would never accord him with any respect. It would only go a long way to reinforce our perception that the NDC is deliberately destroying our security forces with politics”, he said.
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