Executive Director of IMANI Africa policy think tank, Franklin Cudjoe has reacted vehemently to Minister of State, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson’s warning shots at a registration centre in the Awutu Senya East constituency incident, thereby questioning the long mute of President Nana Akufo-Addo over the matter.
Speaking in an interview on CitiTV’s Big Issue yesterday, he stated that, he was thinking that, the president because he was invited to Mali to be part of the peace process which by the way was started by some of these…behaviour, he would have thought that maybe we would give him the benefit of the doubt so that by the time he had returned over the weekend, some pretence that something is being done would be heard but adding He is mortified and keep saying that the president is a very good friend of him but he think on this one they are not friends…
To him, it has become at least 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and a lot more and not a whisper of anything that seems close to suggesting that something ought to have been said
According to Franklin Cudjoe, he is sincerely dumbfounded the President has not said a word and has made meaningless the entire vigilante law adding that he feels embarrassed seeing that his friend – President Akufo-Addo, has turned a blind eye to the case.
President Akufo-Addo’s inactiveness on the case, the Imani Africa president said implies that the vigilantism bill has been rendered ineffective.
The Executive Director further stressed that, the whole talk about the police are investigating, even the police themselves were intimidated on the first point.
“Look at how long it took them. They even had to address the issue as if they were dealing with somebody who is so wild and they need to hold the person in high esteem. For crying out loud, what the person did was criminal”. He lamented.
Iddrisu Muftaw | talksafrica.com