There are no mercenaries at the Jubilee House being secretly trained at Asutuare to cause mayhem during the 2024 elections, Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul has dismissed.
He told journalists on Tuesday, 8 November 2022 that an allegation to the contrary made by US-based Ghanaian journalist Kevin Taylor, which was drummed up by the minority caucus, is nothing but rubbish.
“Let me state to you that this president will hand over to the duly elected president of Ghana on the 7th of January 2025. The duly elected president will be chosen by the people of Ghana. Nobody will interfere in the choice of the people of Ghana. Not from the military, not from the police, not from any politician”, Mr Nitiwul assured the people of Ghana.
He said: “When the minority says that a certain Kevin Taylor, who, I believe, you all know, is engaged in yellow journalism and should not be taken seriously, goes out there to make such huge allegations without substance and the opposition in parliament, without any shred of evidence, will say that we are recruiting and training mercenaries … no such thing has taken place”.
“This government has not brought anybody into the Jubilee House, who is not a soldier, who is not a police, or who is not into national security. We have not done it since we came to power and we don’t intend to do it”, he stressed.
“No evidence of that nature [exists]”, Mr Nitiwul added.
“Of course, I will not come and tell you that we have not had enhanced security at the Jubilee House but that is the prerogative of the government; but the government has not recruited anybody outside the recognised security forces – the police, the armed forces, and members of the national security, particularly the police and the armed forces, to ensure that the number one gentleman, the seat of government safe and you and I are safe”.
“So, I want Ghanaians to dismiss this allegation by the minority and cast it into the dustbin because it is not a true story and there is no evidence to such”.
“This is the imagination of the minority in parliament and people should disregard it”, he added.