The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) wishes to condemn with no uncertain terms the attack and murder of Hon. J.B. Danquah-Adu the Abuakwah North Member of Parliament.
We believe the incident calls for a greater security concerns not to the legislators alone but to the entire citizenry of this country especially as we are going into a crucial general elections this year.
Our most concern is that, recent homegrown acts of terrorism undermine the entire democratic processes if political figures are attacked by extremists with or without provocation which could have been suppressed through constant security intelligence and surveillance by our security agencies.
There is the propensity that the motivation for the attack on the former lawmaker is politically loaded or emotionally charged. However, our assertion is not to preempt the investigation processes initiated by the security forces, but we particularly urge the security agencies not to leave any stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators of this act of terrorism into book.
Going forward, the security agencies must be extremely proactive in combating such crimes and attacks on innocent citizens by making good use of security installations and exercising their constitutional responsibilities of protecting lives and property in the country.
GIGS also wish to recommend that, members of parliament should take their personal security very serious.
Also government should consider building an “MP village” where members of parliament can be housed under a heavy security watch to avert further possible attacks.