Former President John Mahama has bemoaned that Ghana’s democracy has sunk very low under the reign of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr Mahama, the 2020 presidential candidate of the NDC, made the comment when he met with Members of Parliament (MPs) of the NDC on Saturday, January 9, 2020.
His comment was in direct reference to the acts of ballot snatchings and invasion of Ghana’s Parliament by the military during the election of the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic on Thursday, January 7, 2020.
Addressing the NDC’s at a luncheon, Mr. Mahama who is contesting the 2020 presidential election results in the Supreme Court, said “Everything that is wrong with our democracy under this President played out in Parliament that night.”
He added that “Snatching of ballot papers, attempting to disenfranchise voters by getting the Assin North MP out of the chamber, attempting to compromise the secrecy of the ballot, the entry of the military of the chamber. That is an abomination, it makes us look like a banana republic. Because you [MPs] were there, and you were emotionally charged, I am sure the infamy of that event did not strike you but when you see it on TV again, you will see how low our democracy has sunk under this presidency.”
Story By: Melvin Tarlue