Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Mr Samuel Nartey George has revealed that he wanted to enter the Army after leaving the Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2005 to stage coup against the then Kufuor administration.
In an interview with Giovanni Caleb on 3FM Drive on Wednesday, 26th May he said he had to take the decision to enter the army because he felt the president then H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor was maltreating former President Jerry John Rawlings.
He mentioned that whiles in the tertiary, he joined the University cadet and later became a master.
“While in KNUST, I joined the university cadet and I became the master for the cadet.
He said they were three in number who decided to join the army. The other two continued and are very high ranking persons in the army today. He said his mother prevented him from joining because he was very young at the time.
“My plan was to go into the Army. There were four of us who bought our forms together, the other three are all senior Majors now, one or two of them should become Lieutenant Colonel by the end of this year if everything goes right. “You may have been calling me Major Sam and not Honourable Sam.”
The member of parliament said he once told the former president and he gave him a knock on the head.
Asked whether he had thought about the consequences of what he planned he said he was young and didn’t know much about the consequences.