Former Commissioner of Police (COP), George Alex Mensah, has urged the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to do all within its power to retain power come 2024 elections.
In an interview with Accra-based Asaase Radio on Wednesday, September 20, the retired police officer stated that it would be unacceptable for the party to lose power as that would distort the growth of the economy.
When quizzed if it is possible for the NPP to break the 8, he said “Everything is possible. We will break the 8. We must break the 8 to push Ghana forward”.
When asked if he was happy about how the current administration has run the country, he said, “Yes, I am. I am very happy”.
“I am happy because I know those in charge now want the best for this country,” he added.
He therefore urged the people of Ghana to consider retaining the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming 2024 general election.
The retired officer believes that the Akufo-Addo administration has delivered commendable performance, making a case for the NPP’s continuation in power.
“I see the NPP as the best party that can help the country. The whole world knows what is happening. And we know what this government is doing to make sure that Ghana will be able to overcome all these problems. At least we still have free SHS, don’t we?,” Mr Mensah asked.
Alex Mensah has already disclosed his intention to contest the Asante Bekwai parliamentary seat in the Ashanti Region.
“I have been thinking about it. I will run, I will run,” he said.
Mr. Mensah, who is currently embroiled in a controversial leaked audio recording outlining a plot to remove Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, recently appeared before a Parliamentary Committee investigating the matter.
In response to a series of inquiries from Eric Opoku, the Member of Parliament for Asunafo South, regarding certain remarks attributed to the Commissioner in the leaked audio recording that implied his alignment with the NPP, COP clarified that his entire family has a longstanding allegiance to the United Party (UP) tradition, from which the NPP originated.
“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 sympathizer; is that what you’re saying to this committee?”
COP Mensah: “Yes. Mr. Chairman. I’ve said it already.”