Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) and former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has condemned the Nana Akufo-Addo led government’s use of the military and party thugs to stop people from exercising their political franchise in the upcoming December elections.
According to JM, This is not the Ghana our forebears toiled for and built! adding that, each and every successive President left a peaceful, stable and united country.
To Mahama, the road President Akufo-Addo is taking the beautiful country through, using the military and party thugs to stop people from exercising their right to register and vote in the upcoming December elections, is dangerous and unacceptable.
He argued that, there have been many reports and video evidence, like the one in this post, of the President’s deployment and discriminatory use of soldiers to target people in the Volta Region and wherever there are settlements of Voltarians and non-Akans.
JM emphasized that, Executive power must not be used to foment ethnic discrimination and abuse as is happening under Nana Akufo-Addo.
Former President Mahama admonished that, these calculated acts of “dehumanisation, disenfranchising Ghanaians and stripping them of their citizenship” must end.
“They will surely never happen under a new NDC administration because we will foster a spirit of peace and unity in our nation.” The flagebearer claimed.
In the former President’s conclusion remarks said “As Commander-in-Chief, I will not use our military in such a partisan manner to terrorise our own people, and in matters that are purely civil and dwell in the very heart of our constitutional democracy.”
Iddrisu Muftaw | Talksafrica.com