Mahama, Gyampo jab Lord Commey for ‘I won’t hand over power’ remarks
Director of Operations at the Presidency Lord Commey has come under fierce criticisms from EX-President John Dramani Mahama, Political Science Lecturer at University of Ghana Prof. Ransford Gyampo and many who feel the comment is born out of lose talk, inordinate desire to continue to stay in office, very perverse, awkward, undemocratic statement, unbecoming of officials from the governing party who are determined to hold on to power at all cost.
Speaking at Greater Accra Regional NPP Conference, Lord Commey said “Power when you get it, you keep it. As far as I’m concerned, I’ll not hand over power today or tomorrow”.
Reacting to the comment, Prof. Gyampo said ” Your statement is bogus, it’s not about what you want…it’s about what the Ghanaian people want. You serve at the pleasure of the Ghanaian people”.
Prof. Gyampo has asked the governing party to publicly condemn the comment or face the consequences in 2024.
“The party NPP must come out to condemn the bogus comment from Lord Commey. If they don’t come out to condemn it, then the Ghanaian people will decide in 2024. It’s a bogus remarks”.
Commenting on the statement during his Thank You Tour of the Volta Region today Monday 18 October 2021, the 2020 NDC flagbearer EX-President John Dramani Mahama said “This kind of reckless comment from Lord Commey, and I think when they talk like that, the president like it because impunity continues. The impunity continues….Nobody gets punished for wrongdoing in his government. It’s about the leader “.
“Is the NPP government practising democracy or not? You’ll not hand over power, what kind of reckless comment is that?”, Mahama said.
But, in a sharp rebuttal to his political counterparts, Deputy General Secretary of NPP Obiri Boahene said the governing party will not condemn the statement from Lord Comment because there is nothing wrong with it.
“I can assure you, the NPP will never condemn Lord Commey’s comment. We are tired of this kind reactions from Prof. Gyampo and the rests. I mean, lets us be serious for once. What’s wrong with Lord Commey’s comment “.