Members of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) showed up in their numbers to support the National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, who has been invited by the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) for questioning over his comments about the new voters’ register controversy.
The MPs drove in circles while honking continuously, around the premises of the police headquarters, in solidarity to Bernard Mornah
Some of the MPs spotted by GhanaWeb include Cassiel Ato, Forson, Sam George, Inusah Fuseini, A.BA. Fuseini, Kwame Agboza, Adam Muntawakilu, Nii Lante Vanderpuje, and many others.
Speaking in an exclusive with the news team, the Members of Parliament said the invitation of Mr. Mornarh amounts to “high-handedness” and that the PNC Chairman was “not guilty.”
MP for Wa Central, Rashid Pelpuo, said inviting Bernard Mornarh was unnecessary as his comment was only a word of caution.
“I think the invitation is wrong. I think it’s an attempt to gag Bernard Monarh; he is not just a small man. He’s speaking and he’s reflecting what exactly can happen to us if we tamper with the new register. It is the heartbeat of our democracy and the government must be warned – that in tempering with this it can hurt our democracy we are all striving; and that’s just what Mornah was saying. So why will such a thing be a problem to government?” he stated.
Ningro Prampram MP, Sam George, queried why government had not invited Obiri Boahen over his comment that anyone who is opposed to the compilation of the register will be beaten.
“Those of us who believe in justice and those of us who believe in the truth are more than the police and army except they kill all of us.
“How do you invite Bernard Mornah who was advising? What did Bernard Mornah say? He said if you go ahead with this registration at this time, there would be confusion. If there is confusion you will beat us if you beat us you will kill us. How do you invite Bernard Mornah for that but you fail to invite Nana Obiri Boahen. What did Nana Obiri Boahen say? He said anybody who was opposed to this, they will beat you and kill you. Is it because Nana Boahen is a member of the NPP? Why has the police not invited Obiri Boahen or we have two different sets of laws in Ghana? We will continue to resist oppressor rule,” he said.
Member of Parliament for the Adaklu Constituency in the Volta Region, Kwame Governs Agbodza said “I’m here to solidarise with our comrades Bernard Mornah and to force this government to respect the constitution. We are against this tyrannical of Akufo-Addo. We can’t even speak in our own country.
Member of Parliament Mutawakilu Adam, MP for Damango, also raised concerns over Akufo-Addo’s style of leadership.
“Akufo-Addo is now more of a dictator than a democrat. Any small utterances that people make they want to subdue the person and make sure the person do not have the right to freedom of speech. We are fighting freedom of speech. He, Nana Addo said 'all die be die' who arrested him?"
Bernard Monarh was invited by the police over an alleged inflammatory statement which strongly cautioned the EC of a potential outbreak of political violence at registration centers.
The PNC chairman said the likely violence will be as a result of the exclusion of the existing voters' ID card from the list of identification requirements for the new voter registration exercise.
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