|Audio Attachment:Listen to Captain Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey (Rtd)|
NPP’s Captain Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey (Rtd) has said his party made a mistake in bringing the three South African ex-police officers to train the security personnel of its flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to him, the approach was ‘wrongfully’ planned.
To him "it is an embarrassment" because Captain Edmund Koda (rtd) confirmed that he should have sought for some other permits, approvals and licences before the three South African nationals entered the country, but failed to do so; as indicated in the Interior Minister's press statement.
The legal practitioner and a former Deputy Minister for the Interior in the Kufuor administration however noted that - the decision by the party to beef up their security ahead of the November polls was “perfect”, but the timing was absolutely wrong.
"May be we could have done it better by getting some retired Ghanaian officers to do the training," he told Kwesi Aboagye on Neat FM.
The three ex- South African police officers who were arrested at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region for allegedly engaging in activities which were deemed as a security threat have since been deported.
The trio ex-police officers, Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (rtd), 54; Warrant Officer Denver Dwayhe, 33, and Captain Mlungiseli Jokani, 45 were put on board South African Airways flight number 210, which departed around 9:26 to Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Speaking on the issue on NEAT FM’s morning show dubbed 'Ghana Montie', Captain Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey stated that training someone on how to handle weapons is not limited to only the military – “Other persons who are qualified and licensed can do same. The NPP could have employed a retired Ghanaian officer to do the job, but it is a matter of choice,” he told Kwesi Aboagye host of the show.
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