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If Speaker Is Protected Right Now Then We Are Wasting Time Talking About His Security - NPP Panelist

The brouhaha surrounding the recent withdrawal of Speaker Alban Bagbin's security personnel has caused a major division between some Ghanaians. The processes leading to the selection of the 4 military men assigned to the Rt. Hon Alban Bagbin's security have been identified as improperly and informally done, hence the withdrawal according to a statement from the country's security agency.

However, many have failed to agree with the justification given by the Armed Forces and have accused government of a possible influence. Allegations have also revealed that it is a machinated attempt to threaten the Speaker over the infamous E-levy bill pending the House for approval. The aforementioned allegation has been refuted by the government's spokespersons.

Earlier today, January 18, 2022, the former Director at Danquah Institute who serve as the Director of Research at the Presidency, Mr. Richard Ahiagbah has made a bold statement concerning the aforementioned issue. He has registered his resentment over the attempts to accuse the government of instigating action against Honourable Speaker, Alban Bagbin.

Richard Ahiagbah made this disclosure in an interview on Good Morning Ghana show hosted by Annie when responding to the claim by Member of Parliament for South Dayi constituency, Honourable Dafeamekpor. According to Richard Ahiagbah, it is a waste of time for panelists to engage in an intensive debate on the matter of Bagbin's security considering the fact that he is fully protected amidst the brouhaha.

Richard Ahiagbah believes that the 1992 constitution does not state in an emphatic manner as to the kind of security that should be assigned to the Speaker. He believes that both police and military men can be assigned to protect him. The former Director called for ab abrupt end to the discussion concerning the speaker's security.

He said, "I do not think the majority should involve themselves in this issue. It only elevates the conversation and bring more controversy. We just have to ask whether the speaker is protected at this moment. If he is indeed protected, then we are wasting time talking about it because it doesn't solve any issue."

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