CDG-GH CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE PARLIAMENTARY PROBE INTO INVASION IN PARLIAMENT

Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (GH-GH), has called on the 8th Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament to as a matter of urgency Institute parliamentary probe into the invasion of some armed to teeth military officers on the floor of the August House.

According to the Caucus it was shocked to see armed Police and Army invading Parliament on 7th January during business.

In a statement issued in Accra today and signed by the Executive Director, CDG-GH, Dr. E. K. Hayford noted that the invasion of chamber was a blatant  disregard for the Constitution.

He stated that the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary are the three arms of Government hence their rights and norms enshrined in the in the 1992 Constitution.

“Any such invasion of Parliament is wrong, and  can only be considered as Coup detat. Will the President and Executive take it lightly when the Flagstaff House is invaded by Armed men sent by the Legislature? That will also be a coup detat.” the statement pointed out.

 

Below is a full statement

 

*CAUCUS FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE, GHANA(CDG-GH)*

PRESS  RELEASE

11th January 2021

WE WANT IMMEDIATE  PARLIAMENTARY INVESTIGATION ON   INVASION IN PARLIAMENT

 

Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (GH-GH), was shocked to see armed Police and Army invading Parliament on 7th January during business. This is a blatant  disregard for the Constitution.  The Legislature, Executive and Judiciary are the three arms of Government. Their rights and norms are enshrined in the Constitution. Any such invasion of Parliament is wrong, and  can only be considered as Coup detat. Will the President and Executive take it lightly when the Flagstaff House is invaded by Armed men sent by the Legislature? That will also be a coup detat.

 

It was shocking to see a whole member of Parliament running away with ballot papers; symptomatic of what happened during the general election. Ballot boxes were carried away during the 2020 general election, and nothing happened. Eight people were killed during the election and nothing happened ; so Carlos Ahenkorah believes  he can snatch ballot boxes and escape the arms of the law because he has a “clearing agent”. Is this the democracy we pride ourselves in?  Is this the rule of law we know?

 

The criminal offence of “dishonourable” Carlos Ahenkora cannot be over looked. There must be detailed Parliamentary investigation. Certainly the future of Ghana and our democracy is more important than ever before.

CDG-GH therefore holds the view, that vigilance is absolutely necessary, to preventing future Governments from disregarding the Constitution and from denying  the people  their right to elect their preferred leadership.

Military dictatorship robbed in corruption and Clan leadership should not be allowed in Ghana.

 

Dr E.K. Hayford

Executive Director, CDG-GH

0277606338

 

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

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