Fuseini Issah Debunks Leaked Audio: No IGP Can Facilitate Election Rigging for NPP

Former Okaikwei North Member of Parliament, Fuseini Issah, Dismisses Claims of Election Rigging by IGP

Fuseini Issah, a former Member of Parliament for Okaikwei North, has refuted suggestions that an Inspector General of Police (IGP) can manipulate general elections in favor of the incumbent government. Speaking on the Big Issue, he emphasized that Ghana’s enhanced and transparent electoral system makes the notion of election manipulation impossible and should be disregarded.

Issah stressed that the outcome of elections is determined solely at the polling stations. His remarks were in response to a leaked audio conversation involving a Police Commissioner and a key member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), where the Commissioner calls for the removal of IGP George Akuffo Dampare before the 2024 polls, alleging that he will hinder the NPP’s manipulation of the elections.

However, Issah urged the public to ignore the leaked audio as its claims cannot be substantiated and should not be taken as verified information. He advised caution and urged against jumping to conclusions based on unverified materials.

Meanwhile, Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has directed the formation of a seven-member special committee to investigate the leaked tape. The leaked audio allegedly contains plans by the government to remove the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, in an effort to manipulate the upcoming 2024 General Elections.

The minority caucus of Parliament had demanded a thorough investigation to ascertain the authenticity and credibility of the leaked tape, leading to the Speaker’s decision to form the committee. The committee will consist of three Members of Parliament from each side of the house, supported by a technical expert to aid in their work.

The Speaker has instructed that the names of the three members from both the Majority and Minority caucuses be disclosed within one week to commence the committee’s proceedings. This step aims to address concerns raised and ensure transparency throughout the investigation process.

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