General News Mon, 24 Feb 2020

NDC members being targeted, oppressed - Ras Mubarak

Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ras Mubarak says the Minority's walkout during the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Akufo-Addo was a protest against bad governance.

He said that their walkout on President Akufo-Addo should not come as a surprise to Ghanaians as it is the normal practice in Parliament to show the worrisome of the Minority with the happenings under the President and his appointees.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, Ras Mubarak insisted that the Minority needed to draw the attention of Ghanaians and the international community to see the suppression they are enduring under President Nana Akufo-Addo.

“Our walkout is not surprising to us. If you look at what is going on in the country it is worrisome and we need to draw the attention of Ghanaians and the international community to see that President Nana Addo is doing things that will not bring peace to the country,” he said.

He added that President Akufo-Addo’s governance is encouraging corruption and causing destruction to the environment, as well as engaging in activities that undermine the democracy in the country.

“You see instances where people who are NDC members are being oppressed . . . we have seen an instance where state security targets individuals who belong to the NDC,” he claimed.

He argued that President Akufo-Addo’s promise to fight corruption in the country has rather gone out of hands to the point where every member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is free to do whatever they want.

“The President promised to fight corruption but today corruption has gone out of hand . . . look at the issue of galamsey which he said he was coming to fight . . . his own party members are neck-deep in the galamsey menace to the extent that they are using it as a conduit to finance their political party activities,” he stated.

" . . it was an opportunity to draw attention, not just to the Ghanaian public but to the international community who were represented in Parliament," he stressed.

Source: ghanaguardian.com
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