All must condemn Ken Agyapong's comments - Kofi Asante
4/17/2012 12:32:11 PM -
A Senior Research Officer at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has stated that politicians as well as the police administration would be held accountable for their conduct as the nation prepares for the upcoming elections in December.
Speaking on Joy FM's Super Morning Show Tuesday, Mr Kojo Asante condemned the alleged treasonable comments made by Assin North MP Kennedy Agyapong. He is currently in the grips of officials of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) assisting in investigations.
'Yesterday was quite sad for me listening to Mr Kennedy Agyepong and that tape, and I think it has to be condemned with really no reservation,' remarked Mr Asante.
He further stated that even the tone of Ken's comments was distasteful and urged those who have sought to rationalize it to desist from such acts.
According to Kojo Asante, one cannot 'right any wrong with another wrong' and that if Ken's concerns had to do with police inconsistency and tribalism, the remedy to 'cure that mischief' was not to 'stoke more tribalism'.
He said: 'It's very disturbing that people will mass up' to besiege the police headquarters where Ken was detained on Monday before being whisked away to the offices of the BNI.
'If we don't put a stop to it now and all politicians say is that you did the last time so I am also doing it this time we are going to be in real trouble in this country,' he said.
He said the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) is compiling all incidences where political leaders have made inflammatory statements and the subsequent action taken by the police.
'And we are going to hold the police accountable,' Mr Asante declared.