Ayawaso Wuogon By-Election: Shooting incident exposes the sham of Ghana’s democracy-Group


The Economic Fighters League has condemned the shooting incident and ‘’unwarranted’’ violence that took place at the La Baweleshie in the process of voting at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

 

The group in a statement said the incident has exposed the ‘’sham democracy’’ being practiced in Ghana- a democracy that can be hijacked by a few for their parochial interests while the people struggle to meet their basic need for decent livelihood and security is no democracy at all. It is clear that we have an unsustainable state structure which makes violence of the nature witnessed today not only rampant but desirable for some in the society.’’

Six people have sustained injuries following the shooting incident, the police have confirmed.

 

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) are in a blame game over the incident.

 

But the Economic Fighters League says ‘’the 1992 constitution has effectively consolidated state power and resources in the hands of a few in the leadership of the NDC and NPP, and they will do everything including the use of violence to protect this illegitimate power and privilege they wield.

 

Signed by its Fighter General Hardi Yakubu, the statement said ‘’this comes in the wake of recent cases of kidnapping, rape and killing.

A general breakdown of security may be in the offing unless there are drastic measures to deal with the root of these acts.’’

 

 

Read Below the full statement: 

31st January 2019
For immediate release
STATEMENT ON AYAWASO WEST WUOGON VIOLENCE

The Economic Fighters League (Fighters) condemns in the strongest terms the unwarranted violence that took place in some voting centres within the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the ongoing by￾election, today, 31st January 2019.

This comes in the wake of recent cases of kidnapping, rape and killing.

A general breakdown of security may be in the offing unless there are drastic measures to deal with the root of these acts.

Today’s events expose the sham of democracy being practised in Ghana – a democracy that can be hijacked by a few for their parochial interests while the people struggle to meet their basic need for decent livelihood and security is no democracy at all.

It is clear that we have an unsustainable state structure, which makes violence of the nature
witnessed today not only rampant but desirable for some in the society.

The 1992 constitution has effectively consolidated state power and resources in the hands of a few in the leadership of the NDC and NPP, and they will do everything including the use of violence to protect this illegitimate power and privilege they wield.

While calling on the security agencies to make haste in dealing with these issues, we also encourage Ghanaians to be courageous in tackling the root of the violence, which is the 1992 Constitution.

Revolutionary regards,
Hardi Yakubu
Fighter-General

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