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General News of Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Source: The Scandal

Who is trying to sabotage President Mahama?

A Security Analyst, Mr. Justine Bayor, has said that the labor unrest, increase in armed robbery cases, random killings and the frequent fire outbreaks in the country could be the work of some people who want the create an atmosphere of insecurity in the country.

President Mahama himself has suggested that the fire outbreaks could be arson and lamented on their frequency and also the strategic locations of these fire outbreaks. The Ghana Fire Service also suspects arson.

Mr. Bayor was quoted by an Accra-based radio station as saying: “ We have new and more volatile communities and regions; for instance the Ashanti Region is currently the hottest region in the country, especially as we’ve witnessed in the first quarter, these cases of armed robberies, as well as the political tension currently in the country. If these cases of fire outbreaks, which are seen to be cases of arson, then it, is one thing we should be very much worrying to us.”

President Mahama says he has directed the intelligence services to look critically into the matter and cause the arrest of any persons involved in such activity. “We are having too many fires, and the intelligence agencies have been asked to intensify their intelligence gathering and surveillance because there are indications that some of these fires go beyond the ordinary.”

In an interview with the Scandal, another Security Expert who wants to remain anonymous said there is a problem with the President’s directive to the Intelligence Agencies. “It is alright to intensify their efforts, but one would have thought that the Intelligence Agencies should not allow the President to speculate. They should provide the Commander-In-Chief the primary information with which to work and not to allow him to join ordinary people to speculate.”

“This directive in itself, suggests a certain level of failure and unreliability of the Intelligence Agencies,” he added.

Since President Mahama took over the reins of Government after his ‘controversial’ victory at the 2012 polls which is still a matter for contention at the Supreme Court, he has suffered one set back after another.

Gas Shortages, Fuel Price hikes, Power Outages, Labor Unrest, Increased spate of Armed Robberies and Random Killings. What is even more painful is the frequent fire outbreaks at VRA installations that continue to exacerbate the power crisis in the country.

President Mahama is seen as ‘young’ and a ‘newcomer ‘ in his Party, and there are reports of his recent fall out with certain big names in the National Democratic Congress. A Pro-NDC Newspaper, the Al-Hajj recently reported that some big people in the Party will step up at their next congress to contest the President for their Party’s leadership.

As for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), they are in court seeking the annulment of President Mahama’s ‘victory’. They have cited over-voting, voting without biometric verification, irregularities and malpractices as reasons for their contention. So the question remains, ‘WHO IS TRYING TO SABOTAGE PRESIDENT MAHAMA?’

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