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I dare you to name NDC MPs involved in illegal recruitment – Ato Forson to Henry Quartey

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The Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has challenged the Minister of the Interior, Henry Quartey, to name the NDC MPs allegedly involved in submitting names of individuals for recruitment into various security agencies.

In a post on X ,Dr Ato Forson described Quartey’s claims that NDC MP had recommended people for recruitment into the security services as both alarming and baseless.

Dr Forson argued that Henry Quartey’s accusations are a tactic to divert attention from the government’s alleged covert and unlawful recruitment practices ahead of the December 7 general elections.

In an interview on Accra-based Neat FM on Tuesday, May 21, Quartey stated that he would not follow the Minority’s allegations but, if challenged, he would disclose the names of the MPs and the individuals they recommended for recruitment into the security services.

“When the NPP came into power, the total number of personnel at the Ghana Immigration Service was 6,000, but today, because of President Akufo-Addo, they are over 14,000. About 12,000 have been added to the Ghana Police Service.

“When you gaze into the eyes of the dead, you would see a ghost; I’m going to leave it here, I won’t go down that lane. But if they dare us, we will mention their names and the people they brought over the years, but we will leave that for now.”

Ato Forson on his X handle, charged the government to rather desist from the improper recruitment it is undertaking and stop attempting to divert issues.

“I find the recent statements by the Interior Minister, Henry Quartey, both alarming and baseless. His insinuation that members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have participated in improper recruitment practices without providing any evidence is a clear attempt to divert attention from the substantive issues at hand.”

“I challenge the Interior Minister to name the individuals he claims were brought forward by NDC MPs for recruitment.

“Let us move away from rhetoric and towards accountability. If the Minister cannot provide these names, then his statements must be seen for what they are: an attempt to distract from the substantive concerns we have raised.”

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