Why are worried over the leaked tape? Eric Opoku to NPP
Leaked tape: The Member of Parliament for Asunafo South, Eric Opoku, who represents the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is calling on the
majority caucus in parliament to support the request for an inquiry into the alleged plan to remove Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
On Tuesday, July 11, an alleged covert audio recording surfaced, revealing a purported plot involving individuals believed to be high-ranking officials from the governing party and a prominent member of the Ghana Police Service.
The plan was said to involve replacing the IGP prior to the 2024 elections, raising suspicions that it was a strategy by the ruling party to manipulate the electoral process.
Mr. Opoku asserts that this matter raises significant national security concerns, necessitating unanimous agreement within the house to initiate an investigation into the issue.
Despite the government’s denial of any plot to replace the IGP and manipulate the election, as stated by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, Mr. Eric Opoku argues on the parliamentary floor, stating, “We are only requesting an investigation to uncover the individuals responsible.
If you are not involved, why are you opposed to it?”
His statement aligns with the Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, who has called on the Interior Minister to address the matter.
However, the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, contends that without verifying the authenticity of the tape, the NDC cannot accuse the NPP of attempting to manipulate the election.
In response, Mr. Opoku rebuts, “Support us and agree to investigate this matter. It’s simply an investigation, and you want to obstruct it.”
He further emphasizes, “What are you trying to conceal? Mr. Speaker, all we ask for is an investigation. They should agree to investigate this matter and uncover those involved.”