Security Analyst, Adib Sani

Security Analyst, Saani Adib has condemned what he says is the politically motivated appointment of a novice to a very sensitive office of National Security Coordinator.

According to him, the appointment of Mr. Edward Asomani is more political than meritorious, a move he describes as very worrying.

President Akufo-Addo last week announced that Mr. Edward Asomani was to take over from his boss, the National Security Coordinator, Amb. Major-General Francis Adu-Amanfoh (rtd) who has been reassigned as Special Advisor to the President of the Accra Initiative.

Mr Asomani’s appointment was to take effect from Monday, August 8, 2022, a statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said.

But Saani Adib in an interview on Kasapa 102.5FM/Agoo TV Monday stated that the appointment of Mr Edward Asomani who’s a neophyte in relation to security matters is dangerous as it opens Ghana up to terrorist attacks and other serious crimes.

“Asomani, as recent as 2017 was a political researcher at the Danquah Institute. From nowhere, he was brought to the National Security, and within a very short time, he’s been made the National Security Coordinator. I feel sad about this appointment because it is very obvious that it is more political than meritorious. By this appointment, it means that we’ve succeeded in politicizing the security of the State, we have handed over the security of the State to novices and made us more susceptible to terrorism and all sorts of crimes in Ghana. This is the sad truth, the truth must be told.”

He added: “There are experienced career intelligence people who have served the country for years unending. From nowhere, you bring somebody to head such a very sensitive institution. This is a sad day for Ghana and I’m particularly concerned about whether our President is committed to ensuring that we are very safe in this country. Because at this time when terrorism is on the ascendancy I would have thought that more experienced hands will be at the helm of affairs. But unfortunately, this is where we are today.”




“In accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030), President Akufo-Addo has subsequently appointed Mr. Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Co-ordinator, to act as National Security Co-ordinator, with effect from Monday, 8th August 2022.

“The confirmation of his appointment is subject to the receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the National Security Council, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission,” it added.

The statement also indicated that the Director-General of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), Kwaku Domfeh, has been appointed Ambassador-designate to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nana Attobrah Quaicoe, who’s the Deputy has taken over as the Director-General of the NIB. This is furtherance to Section 15(1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020( Act 1030).