Democracy is a better system of government than military rule — Mahama

Headlines Former President John Dramani Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama

Former President and NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama has reiterated that democracy is a superior system of government compared to military rule, despite growing frustrations with the economy.

Speaking at a lecture on democracy in Africa at the Christian Service University in Kumasi on Wednesday, June 19, Mahama praised Ghana's transition to democracy after years of military interventions.

"This belief has driven me into my active involvement in democratic pursuits and governance in various capacities for over three decades from the grassroots to the highest office of the land," he said.

Mahama acknowledged the current economic challenges facing Ghanaians but warned against calls for a return to military rule.

“We have learnt that democracy is a better system of governance than unconstitutional and military rule," he stated.

The former president noted some citizens have expressed a desire for military rule due to economic dissatisfaction.

“They do not see that democratic governance has met their aspirations and expectations nor do they feel that they are properly represented in decision-making," Mahama observed.

However, he implored Ghanaians to remain committed to democracy as the best framework for progress.

“Economic mismanagement, corruption, and a host of other governance issues have returned, diminishing the hopes that many citizens have in government and state institutions," Mahama said.

The lecture marked the 50t-anniversary celebrations of CSU receiving its charter to operate as a full-fledged university.

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