Former Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, is demanding criminal prosecution of former President John Dramani Mahama for incitement of violence.
Mr. Mahama, he claims, should answer for misdeeds that he perpetuated while in government including inciting his supporters to cause mayhem after the 2020 elections during which some lost their lives.
Contributing to a panel discussion on Peace Fm’s Kokrokoo Morning Show, the former Regional Minister also accused the former President of pushing NDC MPs to boo and ridicule the Chief Justice when he visited Parliament as head of the Judiciary during the State of the Nation Address.
According to him, calls that the Supreme Court has given its ruling and therefore the country should move on are very wrong.
John Mahama, he said, must be held accountable and be made to answer for the violence he incited right after the election.
Mr. Duncan argued that after the ruling, the former President also failed to do the honourable thing by conceding defeat but rather run down the courts and brought the image of the Justices and the Courts into disrepute.
He said, “President Mahama must answer for his incitement to violence. This country must not just say that the Supreme Court has given a ruling, therefore we must move on.”
“Are we sure what might come up some other time? That somebody could disturb the peace of mind of this country after elections and be made to go scot-free?”
“President Mahama must be held to account. He must indeed respond. He must answer to his incitement to violence. He must answer for that”, he added.
He noted that when the former President embarked on this unholy venture many prominent personalities spoke against it including Nii Dowuna of Osu Kinkawe, the Paramount Chief of Techiman and many others.
He questioned whether these should be enough when Mr. Mahama rather chose to put his supporters on the streets to cause violence instead of going to the Supreme Court as a first option.
“It is so sad that this country will just sit and look on; that President Mahama will not be made to answer,” he lamented.
Drawing a comparison with what happened in the United States, Kwamena Duncan indicated that President Donald Trump was just lucky to escape prosecution because the Senate failed to have the numbers to impeach him.
According to him, some individuals are however pursuing the matter in court to bring criminal charges against him.
“That is America and this country must follow that path.”
“What I don’t believe for this democracy is hypocrisy so when I speak the truth I don’t care who will attack me. This is the truth, he added.
The former President, he said, took the country to the edge of the precipice, which could have toppled the country with dire consequences, and stressed Ghanaians should not keep quiet over it.