Commissioner of Police George Alex Mensah has revealed his intention to run for the Asante Bekwai parliamentary seat in the Ashanti Region.
This announcement coincides with his official retirement from the Ghana Police Service, marking the culmination of his 31-year career in law enforcement.
During an interview with Angel FM in Accra, COP George Alex Mensah expressed his strong determination to run for political office and represent the Bekwai Constituency in Parliament.
He stated, “I have thought about it and I will run as MP, I have been thinking about it for a long time and I have taken a decision, so I will contest. I am from Asante Bekwai and I will contest for the seat,” he added.
Notably, COP Alex Mensah has recently been embroiled in a controversy related to a leaked tape in which he was reportedly involved in discussions about the removal of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
He has appeared before the Parliamentary Committee tasked with investigating this matter.Undeterred by the controversy, COP George Alex Mensah has affirmed his decision to enter the political arena and vie for a parliamentary seat to represent the Bekwai Constituency.
Although Commissioner of Police George Alex Mensah did not specify which political party’s ticket he intends to contest on, he had previously disclosed his sympathies for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the ad-hoc committee’s hearing.
In response to questions posed by Member of Parliament for Asunafo South, Eric Opoku, regarding statements he made in the leaked audio tape that indicated his affiliation with the NPP, COP George Alex Mensah acknowledged that his entire family has a longstanding commitment to the United Party (UP) tradition, from which the NPP emerged. This statement strongly suggests his alignment with the NPP, although he did not explicitly confirm his candidacy on their ticket.
“Mr. Chairman, my family has been with the UP tradition ever since I was born, and we’ve remained there till now,” he said.
He later added, “I am a sympathizer of the NPP.”
Eric Opoku: “So you’re not a member, you’re a sympathiser is that what you’re saying to this committee?”
COP Mensah: “Yes. Mr. Chairman. I’ve said it already.”