Seasoned journalist Kweku Baako has jabbed Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings over his historic revolutionary days in the country.
Contributing to Peace FM's Kokrokoo, Kweku Baako described Mr. Rawlings and his cohorts that engaged in coup as "political armed robbers", explaining that they robbed their way into the hearts of Ghanaians.
According to Mr. Baako, the parties that played an integral role in the various coup d'états that characterized the nation resulting in the forceful overthrow of successive governments committed acts of treason and so do not deserve an inch of respect from him.
“The lack of discipline on the part of some Khaki elements led by Rawlings, the lack of discipline; constitutional discipline and indeed once I say Khaki, it means that I’m showing some gross disrespect to them. And I mean those guys who engaged in treason. They don’t deserve my respect…They decided from day 1 that they won’t let the constitution survive. And if out of your indiscipline and greed, you commit treason, you return to tell me because the fourth Republic is stable; we should give you credit. What about those who died? Those who went into exile? Those who went to jail? What should we do for them…it took blood, tears and sweat to restore democracy in Ghana”.
With their leader being Ex-President Rawlings, the seasoned journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that these political armed robbers instituted the indemnity clause in Ghana's constitution in order to provide legal protection against their crimes and exempt them from any future punishment.
To him, the indemnity clause must be reviewed because it helped the "unlicenced" political actors who engaged in the revolution to be left off the hook; he however doesn't see how best the clause can be removed from the constitution stressing it shouldn't have even been enshrined in the constitution in the first place.
“That’s why the political armed robbers when they’re exiting put in the indemnity clauses…When they’re exiting then they insert and they smuggled the indemnity clauses into the constitution to protect themselves…Coup makers are political armed robbers”, he fumed.
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