In an interview on Joy News, he cited personal reasons, health and age among other factors for the planned coup d’état.
“In the lead-up, some information had filtered to me that some of our people had planned so to speak a coup d’etat against the Speaker, Professor Mike Oquaye.
“Some also said it was for some personal things that they said he had done against them. I will say that one of them said he was to travel out and when he went to the Speaker, he cancelled it, he said he will not allow him to go,” he said.
“Some others were saying that he was getting to the twilight of his life and that physical weakness had set in and that he shouldn’t be repeated. Others were also saying that they had heard that the President had more or less nominated somebody from the Bench to be the Speaker and they were going to root for the person,” he indicated.