The Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has asked the general public to disregard claims by the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, that the military are being used to intimidate electoral officers to overturn election.
Mr Mahama told the nation on Tuesday, December 8 that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is using the military to overturn parliamentary election results that are not in the favour of his party, New Patriotic Party (NPP).
But a statement signed by Mr Nitiwul said: “The Ministry of Defence refers to a press statement made by the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Mr John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday 8th December 2020 alleging that the Military of Ghana are involved in overturning the election results favourable to his party.
“For the public record it is hereby emphatically this is false and without any foundation. For the 2020 general elections the military is deployed to support the Ghana Police service and not to engage in politics.
“The general public is therefore, implored to ignore the malicious propaganda against the Ghana Armed Forces but rather cooperate with them and other security agencies.
“The Ministry of Defence will like to remind political [parties that the Ghana Armed Forces is a very professional institution and its members are well respected across the entire world for their professionalism service to mankind and neutrality.
“The MoD will therefore not accept any unsubstantiated allegation against the GAF as a body or any of its members without proof.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana