Parliament: Military invasion needless – Col. Festus Aboagye

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Colonel Festus Aboagye, retired Ghana Army Officer and security analyst has described the invasion of military in Parliament as needless.

Some armed military personnel stormed parliament on 6th January to restore order while chaos broke out over the election of Speaker of Parliament.

The heavily armed personnel were, however, chased out by some MPs who chanted the national anthem while some MPs were seen speaking to the military to move back.

In reacting to this on Atinka FM’s AM Drive with host Ekourba Gyasi, however, Colonel Festus Aboagye, retired Ghana Army Officer and security analyst says the scene as democratically wrong.

According to him, there was no need for the military invasion as the MP’s could have handled the issue without the military.

He added that there was no aggression that warranted the invasion of the military.

“We all saw how the MPs themselves calmed their colleagues without the support of even the Police present. So the ordering of the military was needless. What has the military got to do in Parliament. They had no business there Who ordered the military to  go Parliament? It was democratically needless on the part of whoever gave the order, regardless of the weakness of the clerk in ensuring order. The marshals and MP’s themselves could have managed the situation, ” he added.

He reiterated that the Military was wrong in storming the house when the Police on duty had the capacity to handle the situation.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa