The General secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Hon Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that Nana Akufo-Addo led government does not believe in the rule of law after commenting on brutalities of Journalists in the country in a letter signed by him on Sunday, 16th May, 2021, on behalf of NDC.
Hon Johnson Asiedu Nketia speaking on behalf of the National Democratic Congress, has stated that many Ghanaians erroneously decided to remain quiet on brutality of Journalists in the country because they assumed that, the NDC were making unnecessary political noises when they're talking about brutalities under President, Nana Akufo-Addo some years ago.
According to him, Ghanaians who formed that opinion, their silence have served to encourage President, Akufo-Addo led government and shows that Ghanaians are "weak" and do not care enough about the democracy they are enjoying today, and Akufo-Addo government does not believe in the rule of law.
He stated through a letter trending on social media that people who descended heavily on Sir Sam Jonah for speaking up on the sorry state of Ghana's democracy must be revising their notes by now and said:
"In the brutish assault of Mr. Caleb Kudah of Citi FM and the harassment of his colleague, Ms. Zoe Abu-Baidoo, the Akufo-Addo government has now demonstrated clearly that it does not believe in the rule of law nor common human decency, as the continued presence of Deputy Superintendent of Police Samuel Kojo Azugu in the National Security apparatus and the brutish conduct of Lt. Colonel Agyemang fly totally in the face of the solemn recommendations of the Emil Short Commission of Inquiry."
However, NDC stated that accordingly, they condemn in the strongest possible terms the "degradation" of Ghana's democracy by the led Akufo-Addo government. They also condemn the continuous abuse of the rights protected by the Constitution by the "marauding" and "wayward" administration of President Akufo-Addo.
Asiedu Nketia further said that Ghanaians have a right to live in safety and security as they go about in their daily lives and they have a right to live and breath under President, Akufo-Addo's regime, although in the face of the challenging economic situation brought about by the "unbelievable incompetence" of the Akufo-Addo government.
He warned NPP government that they (NDC) shall not sit idly by as President Akufo-Addo takes the citizens for "granted", "even as he has demonstrated utter cluelessness in attending to the welfare of Ghanaians".
Moreover, NDC through Asiedu Nketia urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to sit up and do the work for which he was allegedly elected to do.
According to NDC, Nana Akufo-Addo must do the work with full respect for the rights and welfare of Ghanaians and they shall not sit unconcerned as the President "lurches" from one "scandal" to the other in the country. "Ghana and Ghanaians deserve far better" he said to conclude his letter.
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