Ghana Armed Forces debunk “false” allegations on social media

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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says allegations making rounds on social media that it has re-located some equipment to the Volta and Oti regions to intimidate voters are false.

It also said another list of allegations attributed to a supposed disgruntled group of military and police officer are also palpably false and should be treated with contempt.

A statement signed by the Director of Public Relations for GAF, Col. Eric Aggrey-Qaurshie said the false allegation impinge on its professional integrity and they felt the need to respond to it.

Find the full statement below.

GHANA ARMED FORCES RESPONDS TO FALSE INFORMATION IN CIRCULATION

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) finds it necessary to respond to two messages on social
media which impinge on its professional integrity. One is an audio recording and the other
a written statement. They both make unfounded commentaries on the GAF which need to be corrected.

The audio recording by an unidentified male voice, alleges the re-location of “gadgets” from
Accra to Ho with the aim of intimidating the people of the Volta and Oti Regions in collaboration with a neighbouring country. The fact of the matter is that the GAF has
deployed to all the Regions of Ghana in connection with the 2020 General Elections. The
deployment is in support of the Ghana Police Service and this is standard practice. There is
no other motive.

The second is a statement by a purported “Concerned Officers of the Ghana Armed Forces
and the Ghana Police Service”. This piece is a catalogue of falsehood and fabrications with
no scintilla of truth in them. Among the allegations are that vigilantes are embedded in the
GAF and that there is a planned “coordinated ground offensive” from the eastern border on
the night of 6th December. This might either be an orchestration or a planted story to cause alarm among the local population.

All Ranks of the GAF are hereby implored to go about their duties with their usual focus and
determination, to ensure the success of the elections. The general public must also feel free
to cast their ballots when the polls open on 7 December 2020.

 

SIGNED
E AGGREY-QUASHIE
Colonel
Director Public Relations

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