The Paramount Chief of Wa and Overlord of the Waala Traditional Council, Naa Fuseini Pelpuo lV, has implored President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make a swift response in addressing the security arrangement impasse that has rocked the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
This call was contained in a statement signed by Naa Fuseini Pelpuo lV and dated Friday, January 21.
This latest action by the revered Paramount Chief follows the furore generated in the wake of the decision by the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to withdraw some four military officers attached to the security detail of the Rt Hon Speaker of Parliament, citing procedural breaches as the reason.
In the statement, the Overlord of Wa stressed on the need for the safety and security of the Speaker of Parliament to be prioritised and called for adequate measures to be put in place that direction.
According to him, Rt Hon Alban Bagbin’s ascension to the high office of Speaker of Parliament means so much to the good of the Upper West Region and the Region, for that matter, has been worried and concerned about the unfortunate development in the matter of the withdrawal of his military attachment.
It is the considered view of Naa Fusieni Pelpuo IV that the powers that be, especially the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, will rise to the occasion by offering the needed direction in resolving this impasse as a matter of urgency to give the Rt Hon Speaker of Parliament the peace of mind and focus to concentrate on his mandate of presiding over the legislative arm of government.
This latest call by the revered Overlord is one of several such calls that have been made by other statesmen, organizations and institutions since this decision was taken by the Ghana Armed Forces.