The presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in the 2020 general elections, Brigitte Dzogbenuku has called on president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take urgent steps to solve the growing insecurity in the country.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Joyce Ohenewaa Kwapong on TodayGhanaNews TV’s EMPOWERMENT HOUR show, on Friday, July 2021, the presidential candidate who is also a former national beauty quuen, said, “the insecurity we are starting to feel right now in Ghana is frightening and the president must ensure our security.
Commenting on the recent massacre of three young men at Ejura in the Ashanti region who were connected to the #FIXTHECOUNTRY movement, the PPP presidential candidate said, though she has been out of the country for over a week, “I don’t know what the President has said, yet no amount of apologies will bring back those people who have died, but they must be rendered all the same”.
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She called on the President Akufo-Addo to severely punish those security personnel who committed those heinous crimes, because they went out there (Ejura) specifically to kill and to frighten the citizenry.
“So, the president should sit up and look into the security services and find out who actually sent them (The Military) to go and kill those young men at Ejura,” she added.
She said, there is no sense in ruling a country with fear. Then it becomes a normal dictatorship where people in the country are afraid to speak out because when they do, they will be attacked or killed.
“I don’t think there’s any form of compensation that is going to bring those dead people back but what they must do is to reinstates a sense of security in the whole country and ensure that the security services can be trusted”.
She recalled that in 2014 when they went for the Occupy Flagstaff House demonstration which they were allowed to demonstrate peacefully,
“The policemen were all over the place, they had their water cannons they were fully kitted to the hilt but they want along with us peacefully, we didn’t do anything to endanger their lives and they didn’t touch us, they walked with us and they make sure that we behaved,” she added
Source: Sylvia Happy Annang || TodayGhanaNews
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