From Zambaga Rufai Saminu, Takoradi
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, has accused President Mills of rather causing fear and panic in the country, and not his political opponents, as he perceives. According to him, security issues in the country, particularly, armed robbery, have been a source of worry to all Ghanaians, irrespective of one’s political affiliation.
“Crime is a serious national issue which must not be toyed with. Let’s distance partisanship from issues of crime,” he said.
Speaking to journalists in Takoradi on Monday, in reaction to the comments made by the President, criticising people for causing fear and panic in the country, Jumah regretted that instead of arresting the crime situation, the Atta Mills government was rather arresting people for exposing crime.
He condemned President Mills’ comment that people should not cause fear and panic, as it would scare people from reporting crime in the country.
“Criminals are getting refuge from the President, because of his comments,” he opined.
Mr. Jumah, who was critical about Mills’ administration over the arrest of Amina and her subsequent detention, said “Even if she is lying, she does not deserve to be in jail.”