A private legal practitioner and a former Member of Parliament for the Zebilla constituency, Lawyer John Akparibo Ndebugre has hit hard on President Akufo-Addo calling him a dictator.
Lawyer Ndebugre said this while commenting on the drama that ensued on the floor of parliament in the early hours of Thursday, 7th January, 2021 in an attempt to elect a Speaker for the 8th parliament, where armed military men stormed the chamber for no apparent reason.
Commenting on the issue on ‘Day Break Upper East’ on A1 Radio, the legal luminary believes the president being the Commander in-chief of the Ghana Armed Force might have sanctioned the armed military men to invade the chamber.
“Soldiers are called into the floor of parliament, what is the meaning of that? The law is very clear. The clerk is to call the MPs elect to order and then conduct the election of the speaker who will then be sworn in and then, take over and swear the MPs elect. And so that they will then elect the First Deputy Speaker and the Second Deputy Speaker and other processes continue. So where in the Constitution can we find a provision that allows military people to jump into the floor of parliament? To do what?
The former Zebilla MP believes the presence of the military men in the parliament house only confirms his long believe that president Akufo-Addo is not only a dictator but a tyrant as well.
“You see, some of us started talking about dictatorship, people don’t listen. Nana Akufo-Addo is a complete dictator, a tyrant”
Lawyer Ndebugre added that the president’s failure to commiserate with families of individuals who were killed during the just ended election is an indication that he sanctioned the brutalities meted out to innocent Ghanaians.
“He is the one doing that. When you send out your soldiers and your police to shoot into crowd and kill people and you address the nation and you don’t even recognize that anything like that happened and as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Force, is he not complicit?”
The 7th parliament was dissolved in the mid-night of 6th January, 2021 giving way for the 8th parliament of the 4th republic. The former MP for the Nadoli- Kaliu constituency, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin was elected and sworn in as the Speaker for the 8th parliament.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|Samuel Adagom|101.1Mhz