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You'll be first to be whipped, detained, stripped of your dignity if anything terrible happens to Ghana — Adam Bonaa to MPs

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
You'll be first to be whipped, detained, stripped of your dignity if anything terrible happens to Ghana — Adam Bonaa to MPs
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Security analyst, Dr. Adam Bonaa has admonished Members of Parliament (MP) to shun the use of brute force when sitting resumes next week.

He said the anger of the youth will visit them should their actions cause anything terrible in the country.

After going on recess for the Christmas break, Ghana’s Parliament is set to resume sitting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

In a statement from Adam Bonaa, he says the chaos witnessed in the house last year should be a thing of the past.

As a citizen and not a spectator, the Security Analyst insists that MPs must be more civilized and not use ‘takaashi tactics’ during parliamentary proceedings.

“Our MP’s must show leadership on the 25th of Jan 2022 with or without the speaker of parliament on/in his seat. Do it the Ghanaian way, the civilized way, agree to disagree with sense, use dialogue, not brute force and “takaashi” (Which literally means step on him in Hausa) to do a work that requires higher intellect, sound mind and good reasoning capabilities,” Dr. Adam Bonaa stresses in his statement.

He notes that if lawmakers don’t change their ways and anything terrible happens to this country because of their somewhat childish behavior, they would be the first to be detained, whipped, stripped of their dignity and that MP’s immunity they so cherish would be gone forever.

Read the full statement from Dr. Adam Bonaa below:

Makers of laws lawless!!!!!!!

Our MP’s must show leadership on the 25th of Jan 2022 with or without the speaker of parliament on/in his seat. Do it the Ghanaian way, the civilized way, agree to disagree with sense, use dialogue, not brute force and “takaashi” (Which literally means step on him in Hausa) to do a work that requires higher intellect, sound mind and good reasoning capabilities. I want to believe our MP’s aren’t deficient in any, some or all of the above?

Ghana’s parliament has become lawless with the tacit support of the executive. Our elected MP’s must know they are in parliament to represent the good people of this country and should show leadership at every given opportunity. Are our MP’s aware that any show of their inability to dialogue on simple matters but rather resort to the use of barbaric brute force in resolving their differences is an open invitation for others to invade our democratic space unconstitutionally, sending this country backwards 100 years? Security watchers like myself are worried for the security of this country and for our MP’s.

If they don’t change their ways and anything terrible happens to this country because of their somewhat childish behavior, they would be the first to be detained, wiped, stripped of their dignity and that MP’s immunity they so cherish would be gone forever.

There is really no need for the Minister of Finance and his team holding this country to ransom instead of negotiating their way out of this E-LEVY conflict as we are seeing in parliament. Investor confidence in Ghana’s economy would obviously suffer in 2022.

The open uncivilized confrontation amongst our MP’s cannot continue, we need them to work together and resolve matters in a more civilized manner.

Leadership from both sides of the house must be seen to be leading wisely instead of throwing tantrums on the airwaves, fisticuffs, blows and shouting.

Parliament must protect, preserve and uphold our 4th republican democratic constitution and not open it up for invaders to take power unconstitutionally like we have witnessed in the past and in some sub-Saharan countries lately.

We cannot all be MP’s at same time and that is why its only few that are elected to represent the rest.

There cannot be permanent winners without honest dialogue.

Shalom!

I am Dr Adam Bonaa, a citizen and not a spectator.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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