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Inciting illegal miners to attack military officers unconscionable – Dr Ayensu-Danquah

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Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah, representing the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Essikado-Ketan, has voiced her disapproval of Ernest Frimpong’s remarks, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate for Wassa Amenfi East. She condemned his alleged incitement of violence towards military personnel.

Frimpong stands accused of instigating illegal miners to retaliate against military units tasked with the enforcement of mining regulations.

A widely circulated video purportedly captures Frimpong advising miners to stand up to police and military forces, whom he claims are extorting them.

In spite of Frimpong’s refutation of these claims, insisting that his statements in a meeting with artisanal miners were misinterpreted, he was detained and later granted bail after questioning.

On Channel One TV’s “The Big Issue” on Saturday, Dr Ayensu-Danquah highlighted that endorsing such antagonistic actions was reprehensible and detrimental to environmental conservation and legal compliance.

She expressed dismay over the remarks, criticising them as detrimental to national security.

“It is very sad and it is not good for our security…It is unconscionable and it should never happen again,” she stated.

Furthermore, Dr Ayensu-Danquah suggested that the episode reflects a grave deficiency in leadership, stating, “It is a serious lack of leadership.”

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