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What's the big deal if military is withdrawn from Speaker Bagbin ? – Former NDC MP

NDC News What's the big deal if military is withdrawn from Speaker Bagbin ?  –  Former NDC MP
JAN 22, 2022 LISTEN

A former Member of Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Adentan Constituency, Kojo Adu Asare has downplayed the impact of the withdrawal of the military detail of the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.

The Minority had earlier expressed concerns over the development, describing it as ill-motivated. But Kojo Adu Asare thinks otherwise.

Speaking to the host of Citi TV's Parliament-focused show, The Chamber, Duke Mensah Opoku, the former NDC legislator said the concerns raised against the move are unnecessary.

“For me, much as it seems something like that is going on, I ask myself, what is the big deal if the military is withdrawn from the Speaker? How will it compromise security? If you have security in a manner of well-trained people to manage the office whether they are customs, fire, or immigration officers, if they are qualified to manage the reason for which they are deployed, then that is it.”

The Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces wrote to the Speaker of Parliament telling him that the four officers were attached without proper procedure.

The officers, WO1 Jafaru Bunwura, WOII Apugiba Awine David, S/Sgt Agbley Prosper and Sgt. Bonney Prince, have been serving Bagbin's office since he became Speaker in January 2021.

The Majority further rubbished claims that the withdrawal of the military personnel was an attempt to gag Mr. Bagbin.

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