The immediate past National Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Kofi Anyidoho is urging president Akufo Addo to not heed to calls for probe into the military invasion of parliament in the dawn of January 7, 2021.

On the said date and time, heavily armed personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces and Police Service stormed parliament when there was a pandemonium ahead of the election of the Speaker of the 8th parliament.

The bringing of the soldiers into the parliamentary chamber was heavily criticized by all manner of persons who deemed it not good for the country with opposition Member of Parliament calling for an investigation into what they call an “embarrassing” incident.

However, for Koku Anyidoho who was recently suspended from his party for breaching code of conduct of the party, the military presence in the parliamentary chamber which the opposition NDC lawmakers said was to intimidate them, was nothing unlawful.

According to him, the invasion of the house by heavily armed soldiers and few police officers was something acceptable. He however, cited no specific reasons for considering the incident as acceptable.

In a tweet sighted by, Koku Anyidoho wrote; “His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; please stay focused as the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, and ignore any call for a probe into the acceptable move by the Military on, January 7, 2021.

We are not in a Banana Republic.”


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