Major (Rtd) Boakye-Gyan was arrested for allegedly making comments believed to have violated state peace. The party said in a statement that the arrest of Boakye-Gyan was unconstitutional because it only raised concerns about government action and lack of action that could cause chaos.
“The intentional arrest of Major Boakye-Gyan is nothing more than political persecution and is therefore unconstitutional. All well-meaning Ghanaian citizens who listen to Major Boaki-Jan’s comments will arrive at the only conclusion that he is an older statesman which is the government warning of its actions and inaction, which could plunge this peaceful state into chaos. ”
The party wondered why Boakye-Gyan was nominated when many commentators and civil society organizations also adopted the election commission.
“Suffice it to say that many commentators and civil society groups have expressed concern about the firm and firm position of the government-backed electoral commission to force new voter lists to match their wishes and desires.”
“It is therefore surprising that the good old soldier was deceived and intimidated when Nana Obiri Boahen, NPP Deputy Secretary-General, Abronie, DC, Regional Chairperson of the East Bono Nuclear Power Plant, and Henry Nana B, National Youth Organizer, made more appalling comments.
The party also expressed dissatisfaction with what he called “gross intolerance” and “arrest, detention, and violations of human rights” in the current government.
“It is not surprising that Ghana continues to be impartial in evaluating press freedom and freedom of expression. We are concerned that the Akufo-Addo government has transformed the Ghana police forces into PLTN police forces that it controls as puppets. That is a very dangerous development in the politicization of important state institutions such as important state institutions police department, “the statement added.
After receiving bail from the police, Major Boakye-Gyan is expected to report to the police once a week.
The arrest took place after being interviewed on Tuesday by investigators from the Ghana police at his residence in his hometown of Bebianiha, Bono.
In addition to Boakye-Gyan’s arrest, police investigated May 15, deputy secretary-general of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Obiri Boahen, for comments on the same program.