Mills' rousing return smacks of bad old days of authoritarianism- Kwasi Jonah
6/25/2012 8:30:11 PM -
A governance expert has criticized the busing of party supporters to the Kotoka International Airport to welcome President John Mills on his return from the US.
Kwasi Jonah who is also a Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Democratic Governance, IDEG, told Joy News the phenomenon evoked memories of the bad old days of authoritarian leadership in Africa.
Hundreds of party supporters as well as party bigwigs and government officials thronged the Kotoka International Airport to welcome the president who has been out on a routine medical check-up.
The supporters mobbed the president when he touched down, singing and dancing with brass band music loud in praise of the president.
President Mills jogged to prove how strong he is, assuring, he is back, fitter and stronger to carry on with his duties as president.
"The energy I have is strong enough for the past, the present and the future," the president declared.