Recuse yourself, you don’t look like a credible chairman – Gyampo stings Atta Akyea


Professor at the University of 's Political Science Department Ransford Yaw Gyampo has descended heavily on the chairman of the ad hoc committee probing the leaked audio recording on a purported plot to oust the Inspector General of Police ().

In an open letter to , observed that Abuakwa South Member of () looks more like a defense counsel to the three senior police officers – George Alex Mensah, the retired Commissioner of Police, George Lysander Asare, a Superintendent, and Emmanuel Eric Gyebi, another Superintendent.

“You aren't smarter than Ghanaians,” Prof Gyampo wrote on Friday, September 15.

“We can glean your partiality. Your body language, line of questioning and recurring remarks consistently hints at personal biases against the IGP.

“You don't look like a credible chairman of any important committee.

“Rather, you look more like a defense counsel for the bitter police officers whose quest to be made IGPs so they can subvert the will of the people has been exposed.”

He furthered that it is not by force for anybody to chair a parliamentary committee, suggesting that Mr Atta Akyea recuses himself or the replaces him.

“If you don't have any personal interest in this matter, then recuse yourself or get replaced by Speaker, as your role is more of a nuisance, and annoying, particularly when you think we are unable to read in between the lines.

“Just recuse yourself, it is not by force!”

The seven-member committee was set up by the Speaker, , to determine the authenticity of a tape brought to Parliament in July by Deputy Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah.

A new tape of 2 hours long has rather emerged and has been made available to the committee after most of the witnesses claimed the first was doctored.

The committee has suspended sitting but scheduled to resume on Monday, October 2.


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