Politics of Friday, 3 February 2017

Source: classfmonline.com

Seizure of Adams' cars 'very daft' – Fritz

The action of some individuals who stormed the residence of NDC’s National Organiser, Kofi Adams, and seized his cars must be condemned and not entertained, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, Fritz Baffour, has said.

On Wednesday, 15 armed men dressed in military fatigues, suspected to be army personnel, stormed the private residence of Mr Adams and seized all his vehicles in the company of four alleged National Security officers and personnel from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

According to Mr Adams, who said he was in Dubai at the time of the incident, the soldiers ransacked his Tema Gulf City home on Wednesday afternoon and seized three Pick-Ups – two belonging to his brother – as well as two Land Cruisers.

The cars, according to the soldiers, were suspected to belong to the state and were taken to the Flagstaff House.

The cars were later returned and National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah apologised to Mr Adams on phone, saying neither he nor government sanctioned the raiding of his home.

However, Mr Baffour has said that he “finds that action very daft and out of place in this day and age”, adding: “I detest such arbitrary and summary expressions of power, from whatever source.”

The former Minister of Information commended the action of the National Security Minister for his intervention explaining that it was the right thing to do.

“Thank God, my long-time friend and former colleague Albert Kan-Dapaah, the Minister for National Security, saw fit to apologise and return the vehicles in question,” he noted.

Mr Baffour also condemned retaliations by one political party to another, explaining that it was irrational for persons to conduct themselves in such manner.

“The term ‘equalisation’ and what it connotes is absolute nonsense in a growing democracy and a developing nation, so we must eschew the tendency,” he posted on his Facebook wall on Friday, February 3.