Former President and flagbearer of the opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama has berated President Akufo-Addo for using executive power to foment ethnic discrimination and abuse.
“This is not the Ghana our forebears toiled for and built! Each and every successive President left a peaceful, stable and united country,” the former President fumed.
There has been a barrage of reports and videos of the President’s deployment and alleged discriminatory use of soldiers to target people in the Volta Region and settlements of Voltarians and non-Akans in the ongoing voter’s registration exercise.
The former Leader in a Facebook post said: “These calculated acts of “dehumanisation, disenfranchising Ghanaians and stripping them of their citizenship” must end.
“The road President Akufo-Addo is taking our beautiful country through, using the military and party thugs to stop people from exercising their right to register and vote in the upcoming December elections, is dangerous and unacceptable,” he added.
He claimed never will this spectacle happen under a new NDC administration, saying “we will foster a spirit of peace and unity in our nation.”
He pledged: “As Commander-in-Chief, I will not use our military in such a partisan manner to terrorize our own people, and in matters that are purely civil and dwell in the very heart of our constitutional democracy.”