It was very depressing listening to the Minister of Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry, investigating the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
An elder, who is expected to be a role model for the youth and set good examples for them, sat before the Commission, looked into the camera and the microphones and lied through his teeth, about the dastardly act, his goons unleashed on innocent Ghanaians.
Only the truth will give meaning to the work of the Commission and assuage the pain and anger of those who were at the receiving end of their thugery.
In his testimony, Kan Dapaah, who unfortunately is being paid by the taxpayer, claimed that, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, came to the Constituency accompanied by sixteen motor bikes.
The fact that, Sam George, has denied this allegation, meant nothing to an elder, who has the capacity to see the truth from lie.
If Sam George, had gone there to shoot a movie, it would have made sense to imagine that, he went there with sixteen bikers, but to think that it was a by-election, who will believe this story.
Kan Dappah, went on to say “I was told those who got gunshot wounds were shot by themselves in the NDC Parliamentary candidate’s compound”.
How can sane human beings no matter the circumstance shoot at themselves, when videos, had gone viral about what actually happened at the place; they were simply shot at.
The SWAT team according to Kan Dapaah, went for a special operation upon a tip off that, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), had stashed guns at the residence of the parliamentary candidate, Delali Kwasi Prempeh, and that they left after the incidence.
Kan Dapaah, is too old for these lies, we all saw what happened, and no amount of lies can save Kan Dapaah and his colleagues.
In the considered opinion of this newspaper, Albert Kan Dapaah, should as a matter of urgency apologize to the victims, their families, the parliamentary candidate of the NDC and Ghanaians as a whole.