The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been exposed over the Defence Cooperation Agreement between the governments of the United States and Ghana, which was finally ratified by Parliament last Friday amid tension in the house.
From left: Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, Dominic Nitiwul, Haruna Iddrisu, Osei Keyi-Mensah-Bonsu
National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday turned parliament house upside down and made it ungovernable in a desperate move to prevent the House from ratifying the controversial Ghana-US military deal.
A former deputy Minister of Interior, Mr James Agalga has suggested that the United States of America (USA) can exploit clauses in the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement to ship nuclear weapons to Ghana.
“If I get the opportunity to change the fortunes of this country, I will” and “If it is gonna happen it will happen naturally, I don’t go looking to become President” were the exact words of Ghana’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom under the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Victor Smith.
“Anytime he [Rawlings] gets the opportunity, he knocks Atta Mills, he knocks Kufuor, he knocks Mahama. The only person he is not hitting on in this current administration is the current President”.
The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has suggested that the American government has influenced President Akufo-Addo with an award, favourable comments and promise of aid hence his "indecent haste" to ratify an unfavourable military agreement between the two countries.