President Nana Akufo-Addo must not take Ghana backwards, ex-Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey has cautioned, saying: “Ghanaians are watching”.
Condemning the mayhem perpetrated by pro-government groups like Delta Force and Invincible Forces, Prof Martey said their action is a “national shame.”
Right after Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into office in January, the Invincible Forces went on the rampage and seized some state institutions and also sacked perceived opposition elements.
The Delta Force in Kumasi also harassed the President’s Regional Security appointee and also stormed a court to free 13 of their colleagues who were standing trial for the assault.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony at the Christ Apostolic College in Kumasi at the weekend, Prof Martey said : “The methods of the pro-violent vigilante groups like the Invisible forces, Delta Force, Bolga bull dogs, Western Crocodiles and all the rest with their unorthodox modus operandi have doubtlessly been a severe dent on the democratic credentials of our country and the earlier the government puts a halt to this national shame and puts damage control strategies in place, the better for our young democracy.”
He said even though the Akufo-Addo government is less than 100 days old, Ghanaians were nonetheless watching his every move.
“Minimise your mistakes, violence is violence no matter who commits it, violence is violence no matter who perpetuates it, and must be condemned in no uncertain terms. Ghana must not be taken years or decades back, we must move rather forward into freedom and justice, progress and development in order to bring into fruition the vision of our political forebearers,” Rev Martey said.