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President Akufo-Addo’s election victory in the opinion and expectation of the over 50% of Ghanaians who voted for him was seen as an opportunity for total transformation of their beloved country, but the events in the last 17 to 18 months have shown otherwise.
The man who spent all his time on BBC Focus on Africa agitating against the governance style of the PNDC and described the regime as illegal, is now presiding over the most repressive regime in Africa. The man who described himself as incorruptible, is presiding over the most corrupt administration in the history of Ghana.
The man who promised will not run a family and friends government has introduced a new phenomenon into our body politic with the appointment of over 50 family members, in-laws and friends into his government. The man who described himself as a human right activist, is persecuting his political opponents, sacking from the public service, persons perceived to be sympathisers of the NDC, breaching constitutional provisions, manipulating state institutions, disenfranchising voters in his opponent’s strongholds, hijacking the electoral commission, manipulating other arms of government, and unleashing his private security forces (vigilante groups) on people demonstrate against his actions. Innocent Ghanaians were shot for protesting against the arrest and detention of Koku Anyidohu.
The President has removed EC boss who supervised the most successful election in the history of the fourth republic to pave way for massive rigging in the next Presidential election. The President has just elevated some of the judges who executed his “Charlotte Osei mission” to the position of Supreme Court Judges. The President in opposition made his intentions about the EC boss clear and promised to remove her if he was elected. His party members including his nephew Gabby Otchere-Darko constantly attacked the EC boss and accused her of being in bed with the NDC. The President is going to appoint three persons to replace the dismissed commissioners and also appoint four other commissioners to replace those going on retirement. The constitution guarantees him the right to make such appointments but he his decision to sack the EC boss who successfully handled an election which brought him to power, exposes his determination to ensure that he is retained in 2020. His administration is on a mission to disenfranchise millions of Ghanaians through its National ID Card registration. The President and his party plans to use such undemocratic means to rig the 2020 election. We are aware of plans to manipulate the EC’s computer data center which has already been handed over to some compromised officials known to be related to President Akufo-Addo.
Ghanaians are shocked that the Chief Justice is allowing the NPP and the Presidency cabal to use her in their desperation to rig the 2020 election for President Akufo-Addo despite his overt rejection by the citizens as a result of the failures of his administration. The removal of the EC boss and the rejection of the voter’s ID card for the National ID Card, is part of the grand design by President Akufo-Addo and his party to rig the 2020 election.
Having realised that Ghanaians have completely rejected them because of their failures in governance, massive corruption involving president and his appointees, arrogance, nepotism etc, the President and his party supported by some officials of our state institutions and the other arms of government are employing call manner of antics to create ways to rig the polls and foist Akufo-Addo back on Ghanaians.
Actions and decisions by the President and his administration have rendered the constitution of the republic useless. The constitution has lost its command and authority because of the massive breaches by the current administration. Precedents set by President Akufo-Addo and his henchmen have exposed the constitution to the usual NDC/NPP politics. The breached provisions in the constitution with his removal and appointment of certain public officials. The removal of the governor of Bank of Ghana and his deputies and replacing them with known NPP persons, removal of the EC boss based on the procurement issues and on a,petition by faceless persons are all dangerous precedents going to become divine conventions in our body politic. Subsequent administration will have concrete grounds to justify their actions if they decide to travel same road.
The truth is that it is against National interest, common sense, and rationality for Akufo-Addo to stand for election and get the support he got in the last election. He has disappointed Ghanaians including his own supporters. President Akufo-Addo cannot win the 2020 election on the basis of performance. He has ruined the National economy, he has messed up the National security, he has lied through his teeth about integrity by promoting and supporting people who have no gravitas- those who’re related to him that have become trillionaires overnight. He is a glorified president under the control of a group of people whose main agenda to make the President and his relatives and friends rich.
President Akufo Addo can best be described as thoroughly incompetent. He is out of touch with reality. Ghana’s democracy has come under siege and the earlier we collectively find solutions to emerging inferno the better it would be for the dispensation’s survival. The opposition parties are determined to crash any illegal practice or policy inserted into our election process.
Ghanaians are going through hell under President Akufo-Addo, businesses are collapsing, parents are wailing, drivers complaining about high fuel prices, importers are wailing. That is the prevailing situation under Akufo-Addo. The other danger is the bastardisaton of the other arms of government. The Judiciary headed by the President’s cousin has become an appendage of government. The Chief Justice entertained a bogus petition against against the EC boss and subsequently refused to allow for an all inclusive panel of politically neutral and credible persons to constitute the committee to sit on the case but hand picked Npp bias members with a view to cover the illegality of the whole process, and get the EC boss put.
Source: Ohenenana Obonti Krow