Stop using military as bodyguards, Ghana is not in a state of emergency – Col Aboagye

A Security Analyst, Colonel Festus Aboagye retired, has called on authorities to stop using the military as body guards of important personalities in the country.

He said Ghana is not in a state of emergency where the military will be used in protecting state officials.

Col Aboagye was speaking to TV3 on Wednesday February 3, in relation to the military protection given to the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa.

He said “Even when so mandated to provide security to certain VVIPs, it is not the role of the military to drive civilians, not even ministers.

“Maybe the Head of State, may be the Vice but especially in situations of emergencies where there is civil war or there is a conflict in certain parts of the country.

“But in the normal democratic environment that we find ourselves the military are not body guards of MPs, not body guards of ministers and definitely they cannot be body guards of lawyers.

“Under the circumstances, the EC cannot even be protected by the military unless there is an executive order. Even with the executive order it must be in a state of emergency, we are not in a state of emergency.”


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