Only one bullet killed American President Kennedy – Hadzide

A Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide has reiterated government’s seriousness with getting to the bottom of the alleged attempt on the presidency.

He said government cannot afford to take the attempt to destabilize the country lightly and served critics the reminder that it took a bullet to kill American President JF Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

“It is unfortunate that a section of the Ghanaian public will attempt to ridicule this information. History reminds us that the assassination of the former president of the United State of America John Fitzgerald Kennedy took a bullet, just one person with a gun.”

The call comes after sections of the public mocked at an announcement by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Monday that security operatives had foiled a coup plot, and arrested the masterminds.

At a press briefing in Accra on Thursday, Mr Hadzide, called on the public to stop ridiculing the information.

“We want to discourage strongly attempts by a section especially on social media and traditional media by acclaimed, self-acclaimed security and intelligent expect to ridicule what information was put out”.

“Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India was assassinated by just two individuals, not a platoon of officers, and not with bombs or weapons of mass distractions. It was just two persons and so this is something that we should take very seriously. Even in our own country, we have a history of an alleged attempt on the life of the former President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah”

He gave the assurance that the security agencies are on top of issues, adding that all measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of the citizens.


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