Spokesperson for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2020 presidential election petition under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court, Frank Davies, pursued public criticism when an image of him followed by a military man carrying his bag at the apex court surfaced on the web.
To many, the choice by the president’s lawyer to allow a military official to carry his bag while he approached his obligations at the Supreme Court was a maltreatment of force.
In the expressions of a political science instructor at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, “it isn’t the obligation of any trooper to convey the bag of any private legitimate specialist to court. Defending the regional intergrity of any nation, body-guarding cevilian appointees are excluded.
These signals dispirit the police and cause their public insolence. When we think the police is feeble and can not, at this point offer such administrations as giving security to representatives and private individuals, the best approach is to strengthen them and check how they are recruited there.
We should not be ‘civilianizing’ our warriors (military). It would rather affect us.”
In a Facebook post, the senior lecturer adds that “the attempted to transform military men into errand men of non military personnel nominees, private residents and ‘little kid entertainers’ strutting as ministers, ought to be a stupendous disgrace to any expert Army Commander whose arrangement depended on meritocracy”.
The assessments of Mr Gyampo have been shared by numerous who have taken to different social media sites to air their apprehensions.
Following the image of Mr Davies and the military official becoming a web sensation, a resulting image of him has arisen this time with him carrying the pack without the assistance or company of any official or military man.
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