Pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has condemned the Criminal Investigations Department (CID’s) decision to investigate an alleged doctored speech by President John Mahama.
According to the said tape which went viral in the mass media, President Mahama “made” disparaging remarks about Ashantis, claiming they were ungrateful to his administration.
The Ministry of Information later announced that the said tape was doctored to discredit President Mahama.
The Criminal Investigations Department headquarters has since picked the matter up for investigations.
However, President of AFAG, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie in a Citi News interview described the investigations as needless.
He challenged the CID to be professional and neutral in handling such issues.
“We are not in a police state that the police will always be used to interfere into issues that affect the moral fabric of the society.”
He added, “I think this attempt by the police to interfere in this issue is absolutely needless.”
Dr. Afriyie described as cover up attempts by the Ministry of Information to justify that the President’s speech was doctored by releasing another tape meant to be the original.