The Minority in Parliament have been urged to commence impeachment proceedings against the President, Nana Akufo-Addo for orchestrating the training of a private militia at the Christianbourg castle in Osu, Accra.
The supposed private militia affiliated to the ruling NPP was unearthed in a Joy News documentary on Thursday.
Criticism has been widespread on social media as government faces pressure to explain the existence, operations of the group and the state support it has been receiving.
The Minority had at a press conference called of the resignation of the President for raising such a group.
“The content of the undercover report which was aired last night is not only unsettling, it makes for grim commentary. Indeed, it shakes the very foundations of the notion that Ghana remains a stable democratic State. That façade appears to have been stripped bare.
Since the airing of “The Militia in the Heart of the Nation,” dark clouds now hang over our dear nation as many ponder deeply on the direction of our country under the duplicitous and deceptive leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” the Minority had said at the press conference.
Commenting on this, former Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yaw Brogya Genfi said the Minority should rather consider initiating impeachment proceedings against the President.
“To ask President Akufo-Addo to resign is too lenient. The Minority should straight away initiate impeachment procedure against the President.
Yes, they may not be successful but history will reckon them for standing in defense of our Constitution and of the Peace of our Country!”
Less than 24 hours after broadcasting the documentary, officials from the Jubilee House have moved to close down the offices of the group located inside the Osu Castle in Accra.
The group is led by Nana Wireko Addo alias ‘Choman’, the former personal bodyguard of President Nana Akufo-Addo and was described in 2012 as a “vigilante group” in a pro-government newspaper Daily Guide.
One of the leaders of the group, Fraser Owireku Kegya told TV3 in 2018 that the group had a membership of more than 5000 across the country, mainly made up of NPP youth who believed in the policies and governance of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
On its website, De-Eye Group says it is a private security company.
However, the Interior Ministry has revealed that the group has not applied for a license and has not been given one. This is an offence, according to private legal practitioner.