“It’s wrong” – Bagbin’s military bodyguards withdrawn


The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have withdrawn military personnel attached to the Office of the Speaker Alban Bagbin, an official communication said.

The military high command in a letter written to the Speaker said the personnel were attached “without proper procedure.”

“It is humbly requested that the personnel are withdrawn with effect from 14 January 2022 while efforts are made to regularise their attachment,” the letter from the Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, NP Andoh to the Speaker said.

Below is the official letter to the Speaker:

Meanwhile, the Speaker in reaction to the move said: “The office of the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Alban S.K. Bagbin, has taken note of the withdrawal of four military officers posted to assist in the protection of the Speaker. The attempt to strip the Speaker off security protection is untenable. In a country that takes pride in its democratic institutions and processes, the decision to reduce the number of security personnel assigned to the Speaker detracts from the political gains that Ghana has made, and is a bad precedent”.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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