Civil Society Organization, Solidare Government Forum, has alleged that there is an ongoing plan to have law professor Raymond Atuguba arrested for stating that Ghana must act quickly since there was the possibility of a coup.
The professor said economic hardship which was one of the causes of coups was been felt in Ghana.
Speaking at a public lecture on Monday, he said nobody wants a coup to happen in Ghana but if the government did not act quickly, it could happen.
“We have learnt with sadness, few unfortunate comments emanating from some elements currently within and close to power in this country. Our Honorary Fellow, Prof. Raymond Atuguba who is also the Dean of the University of Ghana School of Law, yesterday spoke at a Public Lecture and Panel Discussion we organized in Accra.
“The Professor indeed made a harmless call to nationalism and sacrifice to save the broken Ghanaian economy,” the Executive Director for Solidare, Benjamin Essuman disclosed in a statement.
Mr. Essuman posited that as part of his speech, he called on Government to make sacrifices that will encourage Ghanaians to sacrifice and accept the obnoxious E-Levy.
“It is therefore unfortunate that persons who are known to wield so much power around the President, will use various mediums in a brazen attempt to sully the reputation of this legal luminary and thereby inspire their notorious party members to twist the import of Prof. Atuguba’s message and go further to make false claims against him.
“We hope that the twisted mental processes that has misled people within the corridors of power to call for the arrest of the Professor, will be silenced quickly, by the men and women in government who appreciate the importance of intellectualism as an element of discourse within our democratic ecosystem,” he added.