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05.06.2012 Politics

Boakye Djan Stokes Fire

By Daily Guide
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THE NATIONAL Democratic Congress Parliamentary Candidate (NDC) for Jaman South in the Brong Ahafo region, Major Osahene Boakye Djan (Rtd) has stated that in the light of recent developments in his party he has been tempted to reclaim the June 4 Revolution as his  intellectual property and protect it.

'But I have decided against such a move to avoid the petty, petulant and irresponsible perception the move will inevitably generate,' he lamented.

According to him, June 4 was a revolution for justice with the national democratic movement; he said it was a quest for justice not in its restricted social sense alone.

This was in a statement read by Major Djan to mark the 33 rd  anniversary of the June 4, 1979 Revolution at Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo region.

Before going to Atebubu for the celebration, wreaths were laid by Brong Ahafo Regional Minster, Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo and Major Boakye Djan for people of the region and Ghana respectively.

Boakye Djan said a revolution for justice was meant to include political, economic, legal, religious, cultural and other aspects as well. It was therefore expected to be a long drawn out process.

He said for a start he and some of his colleagues as the prime movers of June 4have decided to take steps to have it recognized as a national event with a date set aside to solemnly commemorate it annually.

'Our plan for June 4will be to protect it from being misused and misapplied for private and personal gains by individuals however low or high,' he added.

He said it was these principles which dictated that all those who were identified to have interfered with the national democratic movement for justice in the country since 1966 were held accountable and punished within the existing laws of this country then and now.

Major Boakye Djan said when this plan is implemented it will allow the sitting president of the country to first take the lead to lay a wreath to annually commemorate June 4 as an act of war during which people died on both sides.

He stated that when these measures are taken it will go a long way to calm nerves and allow Ghanaians to reflect annually and calmly on the event and its significance for the generation yet to come.

From Vivianna Mensah, Sunyani

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