NPP parliamentary candidates given 30 slots each to recruit into security agencies – Ato Forson alleges

The Minority in Parliament has expressed concerns on what they believe to be the government’s covert and unlawful recruitment of people into the security services in advance of the December elections.


During a press conference, Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson said that all NPP parliamentary candidates had been given 30 slots apiece to choose NPP followers and loyalists to occupy posts in the security services, including as the army and police.

Dr. Forson pleaded with President Akufo-Addo and the administration to stop acting in a way he deemed to be anti-democratic.

He emphasized how important it is that hiring procedures in the security industry be fair and transparent.

The leader of the Minority in Parliament declared that the group would not back down and would thwart any efforts to rig the next election.

He reaffirmed the National Democratic Congress MPs’ resolve to protect the electoral system’s integrity and stop any measures that would jeopardize democracy.

“Notwithstanding the fact that the Minority raised serious concerns about the criteria adopted by the NPP government to recruit personnel into the security services, it has persisted in taking additional steps in the last few days that we have seen.”

The NDC Minority can authoritatively state that not long ago, the NPP government again illegally and fraudulently has given out 30 slots to all NPP parliamentary candidates across the country for recruitment into the security services,” he alleged.

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