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12.04.2010 Politics

Okudzeto blasts Jake

By The Ghanaian Observer/Ghana
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The Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, has descended heavily on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Chairman, Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, following the latter's recent pronouncement that the security service under the current administration is weak.

Mr Okudzeto, who was answering questions at a press conference dubbed “matters arising,” last week in Accra, said if the NPP Chairman says the security is weak then he does not know the state of the country's affairs.

According to him, Mr Obetsebi Lamptey is the best person to attest to the competence of the security forces in the country and that when the NPP Chairman tried taking government property illegally he was stopped and chased out by the same security he claims is weak.

Mr Okudzeto said if Ghanaians stop politicising criminal issues the nation would be in a better place.

Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey had earlier said at a press conference organized by the NPP that under President Mills, criminality is assuming political colours and that it is a dangerous threat to the country's security and democracy.

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