Gov’t is telling citizens ‘say what you want but ‘we will do what we like’ – Asiedu Nketia bemoans

Headlines NDC National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia
NDC National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia

Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has argued that democracy has become defective in Ghana under President Akufo-Addo’s government.

Speaking to Joy News in an engagement, he said in current times, government is telling the citizens to say what they want but it will do what it likes.

He said there is a lack of confidence in the country’s democracy — a big problem that needs to be addressed.

“Citizens are being told that ‘say what you want, we will do what we like’. Are they not spectators? Number two, there's supposed to be a rule of law. Rule of law means the law is supreme, and everybody is subservient to the law. But what we are seeing is not rule by law.

“Rule by law means that you are using the law as a tool to achieve your wishes. So it is characterised by a dictator who looks at the law and says ‘if I do it this way, this way, this way, I'll get the appearance of acting with the law, but in actual fact, my wishes prevail.’ So that is rule by law. That is what we are having now,” Johnson Asiedu Nketia said.

Insisting that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by President Akufo-Addo has failed the country, the NDC Chairman has implored Ghanaians to vote out the NPP in the 2024 General Election.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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