Dr. Ayew Afriyie chairman for pro-opposition pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) says he will be extremely shocked if the president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo maintains the Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor.
According to him, the IGP is bias, partisan and must be shown the exit for exhibiting unprofessionalism.
Speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Mr. Afriyie said, AFAG has consistently called for the resignation of the IGP but he has remained in office to serve the interest of the outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
‘’We [AFAG] had called for the resignation of the IGP some few months ago because of his partisanship. He has outlived his service to the state and must go. AFAG is saying that IGP must go.’’
The IGP and some service commanders paid a courtesy call on the president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo yesterday.
Mr Kudalor was at the Nima residence of the president-elect, together with other senior officers, to assure him of the Service’s loyalty as he readies to take up the mantle on January 7, 2017. Nana Addo on his part said, “I have no agenda to persecute as far as the security personnel in our country is concerned,” he said. “My only agenda is that we deliver to the people of Ghana an efficient Service,” he demanded. He added that: “I have no animosity against anybody.”
IGP Kudalor also assured of the Service’s unflinching support to secure the security of the country. But Dr. Afriyie wants him to be removed from office as IGP for a more professional and non-partisan IGP to take over the officer.
According to him, the current Director of Operations at the Police Service, COP Yehonu is extremely professional and non-partisan and should be appointed the new IGP after Nana Addo is sworn in into office.
‘’COP Yehonu is extremely professional. He is admired and loved by both the NDC and NPP. He is nice across board without any bias. That is the kind of policing I want to see and I will be happy if the NPP retains him.’’
He stressed, the IGP must go and if Nana Addo maintains the IGP I will be shocked because I do not want him to be maintained. When we joined the demonstration for the call for a new register, he was intolerant and unprofessional. You retired and was brought back to serve the interest of someone and so its time for you to go,’’ he added.