Akufo-Addo’s government full of culture of impunity – John Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama
John Dramani Mahama

The former president of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency John Dramani Mahama says, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government is full culture of impunity since he came into office on January 7, 2020.

Expressing dissatisfaction in the governance of the New Patriotic Party government, Mr. John Mahama noted that, culture of impunity is increasing steadily at the time President Akufo-Addo assumed office.

Explaining further, the Leader and Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress disclosed that, even before Nana Akufo-Addo becomes President, he has engaged in tendencies that deliberately raised the political temperature.

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Mr. John Mahama who was interacting with the Chiefs and people of Nkrankwanta as part of his three-day tour of the Bono Region said, the culture of impunity being glorified by the Akufo-Addo administration has resulted in creating fear and panic among the people.

John Mahama recounted some of the violent acts of impunity of the pro-Akufo-Addo government vigilante groups as the attack on a national security officer in Kumasi as well as the subsequent vandalism perpetrated on a court of law in Kumasi and setting suspects free.

Speaking in a worrying manner, he also recalled the violence and intimidation unleashed by pro-government vigilante groups on NDC supporters during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

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“But, in all these, those who were discovered to have committed the offences are still walking free, with the government failing to act, especially on the report of the Emile Short Commission that investigated the violence at the Ayawaso West Wuogon”, Mr . John Mahama said.

In a statement issued by the NDC 2020 campaign spokesperson James Agyenim-Boateng, Mr. John Mahama has condemned the attack on some NDC supporters at Nkrankwanta during the
nationwide voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission, which has left one of the victims paralysed.

Mr Mahama said the NPP on the watch of President Akufo-Addo has proven that they cannot unite Ghanaians and it is therefore imperative that they are voted out in the December 7, 2020 general elections.

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He also promised to streamline and transform recruitment into police service and do away with the current situation where people are secretly recruited into the police service.

For his part, the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, also condemned the culture of impunity, adding the next NDC government will implement programmes and policies geared towards modern policing methods.

Find attached, the full press statement.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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