The Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare has said he has no power to determine the outcome of any election in Ghana. Appearing before the parliamentary committee probing the leaked audio tape on a plot to oust him on Tuesday (12 September), IGP Dampare said it takes the efforts of all stakeholders in the electoral process to determine the outcome of elections.
“Every stakeholder has a role… and then when we all play our roles, the people who have to vote will then determine who become leaders…” The parliamentary committee is investigating a leaked tape concerning discussions about the possible removal of the IGP by three police officers and the former northern regional chairman of NPP Daniel Bugri Naabu.
Earlier, the counsel for the Inspector General of Police, Kwame Gyan has protested against the presence of the three police officers captured in the leaked audio recording on the alleged plot to remove the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare The IGP’s counsel also asked the parliamentary committee to limit their interrogation to the leaked audio tape officially before it and not alleged fresh evidence presented to the committee unless otherwise furnished to his team.
“What we are saying is that it is unfair, unjust, inequitable for the witnesses who spoke in our absence to come and sit in when we have to speak. We believe in consistency of treatment. In the same way that we sat outside they should also sit outside… we very strongly object to the presence of the three police officers and the civilians. We think it’s unfair, unjust, inequitable and unconstitutional,” Gyan said.