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GAF’s statement on NPP PC Ernest Frimpong’s call to attack soldiers too cowardly – NDC

June 12, 2024

The opposition National Democratic Congress () has taken a swipe at the (GAF) for failing to call out parliamentary candidate of Amenfi East, Ernest Frimpong for calling on small-scale miners to attack military officers who visit their sites.

GAF cautioned the “general public” against calls for attacks on soldiers. According to GAF, such calls pose a significant threat to the security and stability of the nation.

This followed a viral video in which the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) PC, Mr Frimpong, is heard urging persons suspected to be involved in small-scale mining to resist arrests by soldiers.

Ernest Frimpong, has, however, refuted the allegation that he has endorsed and encouraged miners to resist military personnel.

In a response to the allegation, Mr Frimpong claimed he was taken out of context from the two-hour engagement with artisanal small-scale miners.

However, the opposition NDC, in a statement issued on June 10 and signed by its Deputy National Organiser, Elikem Kotoko, expressed their discontent with the cautionary statement from the military.

The party urged the military to be stern and direct its caution to the person(s) seen in the viral video rather than addressing the general public.

According to the NDC, “If the GAF continues in this manner, it loses respect and that will pose a future danger for this country.”

“We don't want to think the GAF wants to record a Major Mahama-like incident (unfortunate as it was) again before it acts bluntly on the irresponsible comments of the NPP parliamentary candidate, Mr Ernest Frimpong.

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