A political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has called on the chairman of the ad hoc committee probing a leaked tape containing an alleged plot to oust the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to recuse himself.
According to Prof Gyampo, the posture of the chairman, Samuel Atta Akyea, during the testimony of the IGP, George Akuffo Dampare, communicated his “personal bias against the IGP”.
The professor contends that the chairman’s body language, line of questioning, and recurring remarks all seemed to suggest a predisposition against the IGP.
“You aren’t smarter than Ghanaians. We can glean your partiality. Your body language, line of questioning and recurring remarks consistently hint at personal biases against the IGP,” Prof Gyampo remarked.
“You don’t look like a credible chairman of any important committee. Rather, you look more like a defence counsel for the bitter police officers whose quest to be made IGPs so they can subvert the will of the people has been exposed,” he said.
Prof. Gyampo said if indeed the chairman has no ulterior motive for being on the panel, then he should recuse himself for someone else to take his place.
“It is not by force to chair this committee, especially when your work output is more of a disservice. If you don’t have any personal interest in this matter, then recuse yourself or get replaced by the Speaker, as your role is more of a nuisance and annoying, particularly when you think we are unable to read in between the lines. Just recuse yourself. It is not by force!” he said in a statement.