The new National Security appointment made by Akufo-Addo was motivated by politics
The new National Security appointment made by Akufo-Addo was motivated by politics rather than merit - Security Analyst
The new National Security appointment made by Akufo-Addo was motivated by politics rather than merit – Security Analyst
Concerns have been expressed by security analyst Adib Sani regarding recent national security appointments made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
President Akufo-Addo named Mr. Edward Asomani to serve as National Security Co-ordinator after reassigning Ambassador Major General (Rtd) Francis Adu-Amanfoh to the position of Special Advisor to the President for the Accra Initiative, according to a news release from the Jubilee House last week.
Adib Sani emphasized in an interview with Starr News that the selection was not made on the basis of merit.
He believes that President Akufo-recent Addo’s nomination to the National Security is motivated by politics.
Since many of the difficulties he identified are not new, I grinned and shook my head as I read the statement. I’ve discussed it before, and I was the first to oppose it. It was fairly clear that this was a political action. Considering that these people have very little to no security experience.
“We have intelligence operatives aboard carriers who have been doing their jobs for decades. Suddenly, Danquah Institute is producing security chiefs rather than the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College or the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, Mr. Adib Sani observed.
The security analyst claims that he is astounded by President Akufo-appointment, Addo’s particularly given that the possibility of a terrorist attack on the nation has gained attention and raised concerns over the past several months.
“So it is fairly clear that the President prioritized political expediency over merit, and that is also stunning. We are quite concerned about the importation or proliferation of terrorists from nearby nations into Ghana, particularly at this time.
Adib Sani remarked, “I find it particularly distressing that instead of having personnel with operational expertise and experience, what we have opted to do is abandon the security of the State to Danquah Institute.
Martin Amidu, a former special prosecutor, had a similar take on the president’s decision.
He claimed in a statement that the appointment is a part of a strategy by President Akufo-Addo to sabotage the general elections in 2024 in order to keep the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in power after his second term ends on January 7, 2025.