Acting national chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddy Blay has decried government’s actions against the party with the detention of the three South African Ex policemen who were arrested on March 20. According to him, those actions by the government has the tendency of igniting an attack from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Ghana.
Freddy Blay has expressed his disappointment over governments failure to put the peace and stability of the country first as they are expected to do. Implying that the arrest of the SA nationals was a wrong political move, he said ”It is obvious they have other agenda to create destabilisation in the system in this country”.
Mr Blay described the behaviour of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government as an attempt to distract Ghanaians from the economic challenges the country is facing. He said the least Ghanaians expect from government during the Easter season is hate and violent discussions.
Recently, lots of negative attention has been drawn on the NPP following the arrest of the three SA nationals whom are still in the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) custody.
The three ex cops, Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd.) 54, Warrant Officer, Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.) 39, and Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.) 45 were arrested at the El Capitano Hotel at Agona Duakwa Sunday, March 20 by BNI officials in the Agona East of the Central region The men were reportedly training about 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, after he was released by the BNI without a charge was re-arrested Friday, March 25 two days later . The NPP saw this action by the government as a slap on their face as there are no concrete evidence that the party (NPP) broke the law.