Albert Kan Dapaah is Minister of National Security
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A National Council member of the governing NPP, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, has described the National Security as busybodies, having purportedly gotten involved in what he describes as a campaign being run by people to be considered as running mates to their flag bearer.

The private legal practitioner who is also the Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem North says the National Security as a state institution has much better responsibilities to take care of rather than conducting surveys to serve an individual’s interest.

According to the lawmaker, there is no where in the constitution of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is it required that the National Security conducts a poll during such times.

His comments follow a poll conducted by the National Security on the preferred candidate for the running mate position of the NPP ahead of the upcoming elections.

The supposed survey from the NIB sampled views from 5,116 NPP delegates nationwide, including national, regional, constituency and polling station executives. The outcome said the Energy Minister was preferred by over 80 per cent of the sample, with the second person following with some paltry 10 per cent.

In an exclusive interview with TV3’s parliamentary correspondent, Courage Komla Klutse Thursday, June 27, 2024, the legislator described the supposed survey by the National Intelligence Bureau that projected the Manhyia South lawmaker and Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as the preferred choice for a running mate to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as unnecessary.

He avers his decision would have been to avoid all persons whose names have come out as preferred candidates who are campaigning for the appointment if he were the president candidate.

“This survey, I find it very unnecessary and like I said before, if I was the presidential candidate, I will even disappoint the National Security and let them understand that they are busybodies in this matter. Nobody invited them into this?

“Where in the NPP constitution does it state that at a time like this, the National Security should conduct a survey? Or is it a state that anybody would have instructed them to go and conduct a survey?

“Who did that and if somebody did that, whose expense would it be and why would we subject a national institution like the national security to conduct a survey for a particular person or why would somebody come under a directive to conduct a survey in respect of one person’s appointment or nomination? I think the National Security has more to do than this survey,” his questioned.

Opoku Prempeh is not Bawumia’s choice, he was forced on him – Nyaho-Tamakloe