Aspiring Ashanti Regional Chairman for the main opposition National Democratic Congress is challenging President Akufo Addo to fire his Attorney General as a sign of commitment to ensuring justice prevails in the matter involving the party’s vigilante group, Delta Force.
According to Joseph Yammin, the president in a recent interaction with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II vowed to ensure the “unruly” vigilante group was brought to book for freeing its members from lawful custody while standing trial in court.
Yammin also recalled, the president equally assured the United Nations of his resolve to ensure the rule of law prevailed in the case against the Delta Force of the NPP. The former Deputy Minister for Sports was speaking on Ultimate Breakfast Show with host, Lantam Papanko. Yammin said, “the Attorney General must resign her position immediately for embarrassing the president in this manner.”
“Akufo Addo promised Otumfuo and the United Nations that he will make sure these criminals face the full force of the law and his Attorney General worked behind the scenes using some technicalities to set them free…That’s a serious disrespect to the president,” Yammin added.
“The only way Nana Addo can convince Ghanaians that he is really interested in seeing the Delta Force face the law is by sacking his Gloria Akufo and appointing a more serious Attorney General to prosecute these guys.”
“Unless of course he wants to protect her as it’s widely publicized that she’s his sister and so in the interest of running a family and friends government, he would want to save her as against pursuing the public interest of punishing the Delta Force members,” he charged.
Joseph Yammin added, “if indeed Nana Addo respects the Asantehene, the United Nations as well as the rule of law, then he must make sure Gloria Akufo is no longer the Attorney General so that he will appoint an Attorney General who will not come and do NPP work but make sure the law works accordingly, but with the current situation, Ghanaians don’t feel safe at all and even foreign investors won’t have confidence in Ghana’s legal systems.”