The former president John Dramani Mahama has described the 8th inauguration of the President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo’s second term of presidency as nuisance after armed soldiers invasion to parliament during the election for Speaker of Ghana’s parliament on 7th January,2021.
John Mahama cited and referred Ghana as ‘banana republic’, political unstable country rule by autocratic regime as the incidents as appear before world.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress,Mr Mahama at a meeting with the party’s members of Parliament on Friday 8th January,2021 claims what happened in the 2020 general elections is a repetition of what happened on 7th January in Parliament among the members of Parliament.
He said “Everything that is wrong with our democracy under this President played out in Parliament that night. Snatching of ballot papers, attempting to disenfranchise the voters by getting Assin North MP out of the chamber… Attempting to compromise the secrecy of the ballot, the entry of the military of the chamber. That is an abomination, it makes us look like a banana republic. Because you [MPs] were there, and you were emotionally charged, I’m sure the infamy of that event did not strike you but when you see it on TV again, you will see how low our democracy has sunk under this presidency,”
The Wednesday night of January 6th to Thursday 7th, 2021, a night of the dissolution of the 7th Parliament on Wednesday got messed as members of Parliament changed the chamber to a war prone-zone, leading to the armed military invasions. The incident however has not had a note in Ghana’s 4th republic and has been described by other dignitaries who were present to observe the president Nana Addo Dankwah’s inauguration to his second term of presidency as terrible.
John Mahama congratulate the boldness of his party members in Parliament. He said “not a fight for yourself, it was not the fight for the NDC, it was a fight to protect the democracy of Ghana.”