Maverick Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe has revealed that he has brought his role as the head of a presidential taskforce to retrieve state vehicles in possession of past government officials to a close.
The exercise in his view 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.
“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.”
According to him, he has since reverted into his former profession as a farmer and currently working on his cassava farm at Abronye, farming community in the Brong Ahafo region.
He denied claims that some of the vehicles he seized under his watch have been sold indicating all vehicles seized from past government officials are intact.
“All the vehicles that my taskforce which was mandated by the Chief Staff have not been sold because they are currently parked and the state know where they are. I am not aware of any sale of vehicles anywhere. If a different taskforce is selling the vehicles then it is not my group”, he disclosed.
It is not clear what has ignited the decision the outspoken NPP member to step down as leader of the taskforce but sources indicate that some of the vehicles were being sold to some persons at give away prices.
Meanwhile, Abronye DC said he is no longer responsible and if anyone needs any information regarding his tenure should go to the Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare who empowered him to discharge the confiscation duties.
“I used my own money with my boys to go about chasing the vehicles and I can assure you that none of all the vehicles we seized have been sold”, he reiterated.