Brace-up for revolt – Asiedu Nketia warns

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Asiedu Nketia Warns of Revolt

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The General Secretary of the Main opposition party, ( NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has underscored that the Phantom disregard of laws and abuse of the justice system by people in authority may result in civil uprising.He served notice that should Ghanaians explode one day out of frustration those sitting on the fence or stoking the fire should blame themselves.Speaking in an interview with a host on power fm this afternoon, the seasoned politician noted that the increasing level of impunity, selective justice and the open abuse of the rule and total disregard to Court rulings is not only becoming provocative but sending very negative signals about the intent of the President, Nana Akufo Addo and his government party ahead of the 2020 elections.Citing the Electoral Commission, EC’s defiance in spite of a Court injunction on its planned training workshop over the weekend and the posture of the Police, which gave the EC officials protection at the Accra City Escape Hotel at the Airport Residential area, and safe passage out instead of enforcing the Presidential restrictions, Mr Asiedu Nketia said how events unfolded last Saturday, April 25th, 2020 clearly showcases a well sanctioned agenda for parochial interest.“If an institution of state can disregard a Court injunction or totally disregard the laws of the land with impunity, it presupposes they have some backing. As a party we still raised doubts and followed due process by informing the Police to see how they will handle the issue. And we all know the outcome” …..he noted.The EC was planning to hold a national planning meeting and a training workshop to prepare and plan for the upcoming voter registration exercise. But on Friday April 24, MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam Dzata George, secured an injunction, restraining the Electoral Commission from holding a scheduled workshop. The ex-parte injunction, granted by the Tema High Court, is effective from Friday.In his ruling, the Tema High Court presided over by Justice Eugene Nyante Nyadu said….“It is hereby ordered that the respondent and all persons claiming through the respondent (EC) refrain from holding the workshop or conference scheduled to take place at the Escape Hotel Prampram from the 24th of April, 2020,” The NDC Chief Scribe who was speaking to Mugabe Maase, Host of Inside Politics, a current affairs programme on Accra based Power FM on Wednesday asked…. “From how the Police and the National Security capo looked on, should anyone now believe the President, who wants all to join fight COVID-19 wants aware”?“There is no rain without storm. Our democracy we have nurtured for decades, the respect for the rule of low and equality before the law, is at risk…If the Police has bow decided to be selective and deal with some are more Ghanaians than others, we will see. But I want to serve notice that, we are all tax payers and survival is the first law of nature. We may soon get to a point where people may revolt. If that happens, no one should ask me questions or seek my intervention” …….Mr Asiedu Nketia warned especially those sitting on the fence. He said at that point it may be difficult to speak further because, as he put it, …We’re all expected to have faith and trust state institutions. And if we abuse it today and people are fed up, it may be too late. Because some citizens cannot be guaranteed of protection when they flout the laws of the land and others are persecuted” In spite of the widespread public condemnation, a Deputy Chairperson of the EC in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Bossman Asare insisted in a radio interview that the event at the City Escape Hotel was a normal meeting.“It is an in-house meeting of directors which we hold three times in a year as part of our operations,” he argued.Dr Bossman Asare’s responses and that of the Accra Regional Police Operations Director, ACP Kwesi Ofori, who advised the NDC supporters massing up at the hotel to resort to due process instead of taking the law into their own hands is fuelling more suspicion.iREPORT has learnt the EC is still going ahead with its training workshop and that was confirmed by the NDC General Secretary, who said sooner or later the reality will dawn on all Ghanaians.He said eyebrows have been raised because it is strange that EC’s internal MEMO, which scheduled the training workshop for the last week of April seems to have projected that the restrictions on movements will be lifted before April 25th.None of the EC officials leading the training workshop, Deputy Chairman of the EC in-charge of Operations, Mr Samuel Tettey and his colleague in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Bossman Asare have still not been picked or invited and there is no word on how the Police is dealing with the matter.

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