The founder and leader of Alabaster International Ministry, Prophet Kofi Oduro, has sent a message to President Akufo Addo about what might cause NPP’s defeat in election 2024.
Speaking to his church members on Sunday, 1st October, 2023, Prophet Kofi Oduro urged President Akufo Addo to maintain Akuffo Dampare as the IGP of Ghana. According to him, any plans to remove Akuffo Dampare as the IGP of Ghana will cause NPP’s defeat in the 2024 general elections.
“Let me use this opportunity to tell the enquiry and the Parliament of Ghana. Don’t make a mistake to remove or make recommendations to the president of Ghana to remove Dr. Akuffo Dampare. That will be your worst mistake ever you have made.” he said.
He added that John Mahama made similar mistake and that caused him the 2016 election. According to Prophet Kofi Oduro, the former president pardoned some individuals from going to jail. He believes that such decision caused the NDC in election 2016.
“When president Mahama was the president of Ghana and when he removed those three boys from prison, when he pardoned them. I said this will cause the president his election. It did and I am telling the president. If Parliament is to make a recommendation, because we are gravitating to that point, that Akuffo Dampare should be replaced as the Inspector General of Police, you have tintered the integrity of the next election,” he said.
He urged president Akufo Addo to avoid making similar mistake.
It could be recalled that in August, 2016, former President John Mahama remitted the four-month prison sentence handed to the Montie FM host, Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe and two of his panelists who were convicted of contempt by the Supreme Court and jailed.
John Mahama took the decision after receiving a petition signed by top government officials and National Democratic Congress (NDC) functionaries.
It is believed that the number of top officials in his government who signed the petition compelled him to take the decision to pardon the three who were affiliated to the ruling party at the time.
Mugabe and his two panelists, Alistair Nelson, and Godwin Ako Gunn were sentenced to serve four months in jail for threatening the lives of some Justices of the Supreme Court.
The former president’s decision to pardon the three evoked outrage across the nation with many criticizing him for setting a bad precedent and undermining the judiciary.