Once a victim of assault by national security operatives, Sam George perfectly fits into the age long adage that goes "the one who inflicts a wound may forget, but for the victim, the scars are the everlasting reminder".
To Sam George, the scars of the violent Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election, during which he was slapped by an officer of the SWAT team of the national security remains an everlasting reminder of the activities of some unprofessional personnel of the service whose duty, ironically, is to make the citizens feel safe. He believes and hope that the perpetrators of this assault and many others including the assault visited on journalists like Caleb Kuda will one day pay for their irresponsible behavior.
Drawing inspirations from the popular movie, the Game of Thrones, he said "Winter is coming. You shall reap the weeds you are sowing today".
But who is to blame? Just like many other citizens who believe in the "principle of ultimate justice", Sam George shares the view that the first gentleman of the land, the president is expected to crack the whip by ensuring that those who unjustifiably assault the citizens do not go scout free. Therefore, his silence on almost all the reported abuse of journalists could be interpreted as an endorsement. After all, silence, they say means concern.
"President Akufo-Addo is presiding over a despotic and draconian national security that has geared itself in the terrorization of the citizens.It is time to call a spade a spade and tell ourselves that what is happening at the national security is wrong", said the Ningo Prampram law maker.
What is the way forward? " Our national national security needs a complete overhaul", the legislator suggested.
But his co-pannelist on Metro TV's Good morning Ghana show on Friday, Mr Nana Akomea argues that it is wrong to politicize the debate surrounding the shortfalls of the national security. He however condemned the torture of Mr Caleb Kuda of Citi FM/TV by some officers of the national security.
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