A member of the taskforce on the retrieval of state vehicles,c, popularly known as Abronye DC, has accused presidency staffers of pressuring members of the task force to return retrieved state vehicles to those they were seized from.
Abronye DC, who is also the Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, also said he has resigned from the task force.
The taskforce was set up by the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo shortly after it came into office to retrieve state properties including cars in the hands of private individuals.
An angry Abronye DC, while speaking to Accra News on Thursday, said the exercise would be a futile one because government officials who are supposed to be supporting the retrieval of state cars are rather supporting wrongdoing by calling for the return of the cars to those thought to be in illegal possession of them.
He said: “Let me use your platform to tell those officials at the Flagstaff House that most of the confiscated cars are parked at the Regional Coordinating Council. They can go and pick them and return to the people we retrieved them from. I, Abronye DC, will not worry myself and drive to Sunyani to go for the cars.
“I don’t care anymore if anyone steals state cars, whether NPP or NDC, they can make away with state cars; I don’t care.
“I cannot be doing this donkey work anymore for some officials at the Flagstaff House to tell us that we should return the cars because the seizures are creating tensions in the country. How on earth can somebody be doing this? Henceforth, no journalist should call me to ask me about stolen cars.”