Political scientist, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has called on the chairman of the ad hoc committee tasked to investigate a leaked tape containing an alleged plot to oust the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Samuel Atta Akyea, to recuse himself.
According to him, the posture of the chairman during the hearing of the IGP communicated his “personal bias against the IGP”.
He said it is apparent the Abuakwa MP has taken the side of the “bitter police officers” whose voices had been identified in the leaked tape, hence the call for him to step down.
“You aren’t smarter than Ghanaians. We can glean your partiality. Your body language, line of questioning and recurring remarks consistently hint at personal biases against the IGP.
“You don’t look like a credible chairman of any important committee. Rather, you look more like a defence counsel for the bitter police officers whose quest to be made IGPs so they can subvert the will of the people has been exposed.” He said.
Prof. Gyampo said if indeed the chairman has no ulterior motive for being on the panel, then he should recuse himself for someone else to take his place.
“It is not by force to chair this committee, especially when your work output is more of a disservice. If you don’t have any personal interest in this matter, then recuse yourself or get replaced by the Speaker, as your role is more of a nuisance, and annoying, particularly when you think we are unable to read in between the lines. Just recuse yourself, it is not by force!” he said.