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16.05.2022 Politics

Be watchful of the violence you are preaching or face our wrath – Fixing The Country Movement warns Haruna Iddrisu

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Be watchful of the violence you are preaching or face our wrath – Fixing The Country Movement warns Haruna Iddrisu
16.05.2022 LISTEN

Pressure group, Fixing The Country Movement has warned Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu to be watchful of his recent utterances about the 2024 elections or they will face him head-on.

The caution contained in a press release issued on May 14 comes on the back of the declaration by the Tamale South Member of Parliament that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not sit aloof in the 2024 general elections should the state security agencies refuse to display neutrality.

Taking offence from what it describes as an attack on the security agencies, Fixing The Country Movement has urged Haruna Iddrisu to avoid such utterances if he wants peace.

In a press release signed by Convener Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah, it says Haruna Iddrisu must stop the rhetoric or the group will face him squarely.

“This is politics at its worst. We are appalled, angry, and sad that the minority leader in parliament is gleefully endorsing and preaching electoral violence.

“As a matter of fact, we are aware that Haruna Iddrisu has lost face with the movers and shakers in the NDC, and as such he want to save face and restore himself, but we want to caution him to be watchful of his steps,” parts of the press release reads.

It concludes, “Fixing the country movement will not fold our arms unconcerned while the likes of Haruna Iddrisu engages in political folly by threatening the state.

“We're by this press release cautioning Haruna Iddrisu and his likes to halt their populist rhetoric or they will face the wrath of fixing the country movement in a way they can never understand.”

Read the full press release below:

Media statement

Haruna Iddrisu must stop the rhetoric or we will face him squarely

By Fixing The Country Movement

May 14, 2022

The fixing the country movement joins the totality of right thinking Ghanaians to condemn the minority leader, Hon Haruna Iddrisu over his flowery rhetoric and attrition against our security institutions.

In a widely circulated video, Haruna Iddrisu issued several threats to state security, and warned that the NDC is going to come at them if they attempt to deliver on their legitimate mandate in policing the 2024 elections.

“We will never give up,” he said. “We will never concede. It will never happen. The NDC is going to win 2024, and we will fight the security agencies if they dare stopping us. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore.”

He continued; we will show strength, and… We fight the security agencies like hell if they try to stop us.

As unfortunate as this sounds, one would have thought that the minority leader would be interested in talking down electoral violence but no, he chose to double down on violence.

Of course, we do not expect a witless and gutless law maker to be a paragon of political integrity and critical thinking, but aside everything, what happened to his political consciousness?

The trouble with this ideological weirdness, hatred and paranoia that Haruna Iddrisu is preaching is that, it will eventually consume more of his likes. These people are simply a pawn in their own game. They value faith over rationality, rejection over openness, and fanaticism over moderation. Instead of Haruna Iddrisu engaging his audience with maturity, he chose the path of war mongering, and politics of attrition.

Perhaps, more worrying from the point of view of protecting democracy are NDC efforts to mess with how votes are counted and certified, and who is responsible for elections. The bottom-feeder Haruna Iddrisu sees achieving these through electoral violence.

This is politics at its worst. We are appalled, angry and sad that the minority leader in parliament is gleefully endorsing and preaching electoral violence.

As a matter of fact, we are aware that Haruna Iddrisu has lost face with the movers and shakers in the NDC, and as such he want to save face and restore himself, but we want to caution him to be watchful of his steps.

When you've got poop all over your feet, you don't walk on a white rag.

Fixing the country movement will not fold our arms unconcerned while the likes of Haruna Iddrisu engages in political folly by threatening the state.

We're by this press release cautioning Haruna Iddrisu and his likes to halt their populist rhetoric or they will face the wrath of fixing the country movement in a way they can never understand.

Long live Ghana

Signed;

Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah

(Political Strategist and Convener of fixing the country movement

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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