Ghana’s shining democracy under Mahama fizzled out under Akufo-Addo- Chief
Paramout Chief of Challa Traditional Area in Oti Region Nana Kennewu Chederi II says Ghana’s shining democratic experiment hitherto characterised by freedom, vocal, liberalised media devoid of police and military brutalities of unarmed civilians at polling stations, globally reffered to as the citadel of constitutional rule under erstwhile John Mahama Administration has suddenly fizzled out into thin air under President Akufo-Addo.
According to him, the peaceful atmosphere enjoyed under Mahama cannot be compared to the current regime where police and military are being deployed to polling stations to kill and brutalise civilians at ease.
Speaking during Mahama’s Thank You Tour of the region Paramout Chief of Challa Traditional Area in Oti Region Nana Kennewu Chederi II said “the 2020 election was shamefully stolen but 2024 presents victory for John Mahama”.
He reffered to Ex-President Mahama as a God-fearing individual who fueled Ghana’s overarching harmony, and for the sake of peace didn’t attempt to fight back for the stolen verdict although the 2020 polls were “disgracefully stolen”.
Nana Kennewu Chederi II said individuals of the Oti Region “love and regard you in light of your qualities, your charm, receptiveness, genuineness, resistance and lowliness and God-fearing behaviour.”
Addressing Mr Mahama, rank and file of the opposition party, Nana Kennewu Chederi II said: “Mr Mahama, in case you were not to be God-fearing, and had decided to stick determinedly to the precepts of force, you would have surprisingly plunged this dear country of our own, into an unmatched condition of anarchy or basically into a condition of pell mell which would have been too awful to even think about mulling over when individuals’ decision in the 2020 general political race was essentially trampled upon and dishonourably stolen”
“Mr Mahama, remember that during your term of office as the leader of Ghana, several years back, as individuals’ beloved president, Ghana was respected as the symbol of majority rules system and the desert garden of harmony in Africa. Is it so today?” he asked.
He noted that Ex-President Mahama will win the 2024 political race “with the resolute help of the stalwarts of the incomparable NDC and the various faithful activists and allies of the country”.
Reacting to the ‘Do or die comment’ by Mahama, Nana Kennewu Chederi II charged Mahama to ignore detractors and his opponents who attempted to interpret the comment to mean violence”.
“You have the right to express your views. It’s nonsensical for anyone to say you mean violence when you express your views that 2024 polls will be do or die affair. Under your govt …did you deploy police and military to polling stations to kill and brutalise civilians? We used to enjoy democracy in Ghana, serving as a shining example to the world, a beacon and citadel of democracy ….do we still enjoy same now? Ignore those detractors”, he told Mahama.