The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, has slammed President Akufo-Addo for his silence three years after the deaths of eight people during the 2020 elections.
The former president described the situation as saddening and unconscionable.
In a statement issued to commemorate thirty-one years of Ghana’s Fourth Republic and Constitution, the Mr. Mahama was not happy at the use of “thugs and rogue elements within the security agencies” that he said are often used to “disrupt elections in some parts of the country as occurred in the 2020 elections, leading to the loss of eight (8) lives.”
He said it is unconscionable that “President Nana Akufo-Addo has not uttered even a word of sympathy to the bereaved families”.
“The use of thugs and rogue elements within the security agencies to disrupt elections in some parts of the country as occurred in the 2020 elections, leading to the loss of eight (8) lives, will forever be remembered as Ghana’s day of infamy and an indelible blemish on our democratic credentials established over the last 32 years of constitutional rule.”
“On a rather sad note, it is unconscionable that three years after these tragic events, our President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has not uttered even a word of sympathy to the bereaved families. The perpetrators of these murders continue to walk as free men and still hold on to positions of authority and power.”
“This government must appreciate that they have an obligation to guarantee peaceful elections this year and the loss of even one Ghanaian life will not be countenanced.
“I urge all Ghanaians to exercise eternal vigilance as we prepare for elections later this year to ensure that no abuses of the system ensue and that only the choice of the people, exercised freely, prevails.”