Acting National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has said the recent behavior of government functionaries is aimed at inciting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – the Jihadist group in Iraq to harm Ghanaians.
He said he expected members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to cherish the peace the country is enjoy arguing they have demonstrated that they are not interested.
“I wish they want peace but definitely that is not what they want. It is obvious they have other agenda [to] create destabilisation in the system in this country”, he said.
Mr Blay said the least Ghanaians expect from government especially this Easter festive season is hate and violent discussions.
He described the behaviour of government functionaries as a desperate attempt to distract Ghanaians from the economic challenges the country is facing.
Leadership of the NPP has been criticized following the revelation that it invited the three South African ex-cops who are currently in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI).
The men, Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd.) 54, WO/Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.) 39, and Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.) 45 were picked up at the El Capitano Hotel at Agona Duakwa Sunday, March 20 by BNI officials in the Agona East of the Central region.
A BNI document sent to JOYNEWS said: “The trio, all ex-police officers were engaged in training fifteen young men in various military drills, including unarmed combat, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and rapid response maneuvers”.
Also, Captain (rtd) Edmund Koda, head of security for the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo was re-arrested Friday, March 25 two days after he was released by the BNI without a charge.
However, Mr Blay said “It is obvious they [government officials] have other agenda to create instability in the country” which he says is not in Ghana’s interest.
“What they are engaging in doing is to create crisis even though they are in power”, he said.
He encouraged Ghanaians to move beyond the artificial security crisis government is creating to look at the real problems in the economy.