Akufo-Addo is glorifying culture of impunity, ‘kick him out’—Mahama to Ghanaians
The presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Former President John Dramani Mahama, has expressed concern about the culture of impunity that has been on the rise since Akufo-Addo led administration assumed office.
According to him, the culture of impunity which was being glorified by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has resulted in creating fear and panic among the people.
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He said even before becoming President, Nana Akufo-Addo engaged in tendencies that deliberately raised the political temperature.
Addressing the Chiefs and people of Nkrankwanta as part of his three-day tour of the Bono Region, Former president Mahama recounted some violent acts of impunity of the pro-Akufo-Addo government vigilante groups as the attack on a national security officer in Kumasi as well as the subsequent vandalism perpetrated on a court of law in Kumasi and setting suspects free.
In addition, he said violence and intimidation unleashed by pro-government vigilante groups on NDC supporters during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election all raised tension in the country and regretted that the current administration was glorifying such act.
“But, in all these, those who were discovered to have committed the offences are still walking free, with the government failing to act, especially on the report of the Emile Short Commission that investigated the violence at the Ayawaso West Wuogon,” former President Mahama added.
He also condemned the attack on some NDC supporters at Nkrankwanta during the nationwide voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission, which has left one of the victims paralysed.
Former President Mahama bemoaned that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the watch of President Akufo-Addo has proven their inability to unite the citizens and expressed urgent need for the party to be voted out in the December 7 general elections.
He also promised to streamline and transform recruitment into police service and do away with the current situation where people are secretly recruited into the police service.
For his part, the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, also condemned the culture of impunity, adding “the next NDC government will implement programmes and policies geared towards modern policing methods.”
He said the Akufo-Addo led administration has failed the country and reiterated calls on Ghanaians to instill discipline and peace by voting for Mr Mahama to take the mantle as the president of the country.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE