Scribe for the popular opposition party in Ghana National Democratic congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has alleged that, during his confrontation with some military men in the Banda district concerning military blockade in the area, he could smell alcohol on these armed uniformed men.
General Secretary Mr Asiedu Nketiah who felt bitter doing the confrontation has questioned the professionalism of these millitary men who he engaged with.
In a video that went viral, the General secretary was seen in a heated argument with these millitary men.
According to Asiedu Nketiah, he was alerted by some informants that, the millitary in the area were prohibiting some people from crossing to register. This made him go to the area to see things for himself.
He further alleged that, the military has sided with the incumbent NPP government to intimidate the ordinary Ghanaian in partaking in the ongoing voter’s register. Not only did he say they were smelling of alcohol, he further added that they had the demeanor of ‘rebels on drugs’.
A furious Asiedu Nketiah expressed discontent at the millitary, whilst speaking on Okay FM’s ‘ade akye ebia’ morning show.
“The military officers on duty have no business to stop people from taking part in the registration exercise. They can’t block the road to stop people from registering. You should see those military officers on duty smelling of alcohol; blowing ‘fuse’ when they were talking to me. They looked like rebels on drugs and you could not look into their eyes, and if you don’t take care, you will get drunk talking to them,” he alleged.
The defense minister, Dominic Nitiwul has however debunk claims of millitary brutalization or intimidations, as he claim the soldiers are only there to prevent foreigners from registering.
Source; opera news