Days after a purported US Air Force certificate of Abefiti Member of Parliament, Bryan Acheampong was published by opposition elements to call out the MP for some controversial political comments, further details of his days as a military man has emerged.
US-based social media broadcaster, Kevin Taylor on Sunday, April 10 published documents he claims to have gotten from the US military’s National Personnel Records Center through the Freedom of Information Act.
As part of information releasable under the Act, details of Acheampong’s four years in the army were given.
The MP’s status is given as “DISCHARGED”
His assignment and geographical location was also given as NATIONAL GUARD RHODES ISLAND.
Bryan the document stated was trained at FUELS APPRENTICE SCHOOL.
With respect to medals and decorations, Bryan received two – AIR FORCE TRAINING RIBBON – NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL and GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL.
Purported Certificate saga
The certificate was first shared by National Communications officer of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], Sammy Gyamfi in his response to a recent political ‘boom’ by Acheampong, who is also Member of Parliament for Abetifi.
Addressing a New Patriotic Party [NPP] rally in the Eastern Region on Saturday, April 8, the minister said his party was never going to relinquish power to the opposition National Democratic Congress after the 2024 General Elections.
The MP’s comment has attracted a lot of backlash especially from members of the NDC daring him and others to try rigging the upcoming polls.
Sammy Gyamfi in reacting to the comments via a Facebook post, described them as “ludicrous tantrums.”
He attached two photos, one of the said certificate and the other a brochure of the US Air Force in which Acheampong is captured along with others.
Gyamfi, through his post also stressed the importance of sovereignty to drive home the point that power rested with the people and not with a political party.
He also took a swipe at the military background of the minister who served for two years in the US Air Force.
Check the certificate and brochure page below:
“Ignore the ludicrous tantrums of Bryan Acheampong. Sovereignty resides in the people and not in a man who only served as a mere Airman Basic (the lowest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force immediately below airman) for about 2 years.
“Majority of the Ghanaian electorate will surely vote for change come 2024 and nobody can subvert their will.
“If Bryan and his ilk are motivated by getting away with the evil they perpetrated during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections and the 2020 elections, then they are sorely mistaken, for it will not be business as usual. Notice is hereby served,” his post read.