NDC remains committed to democratic ideals – Ofosu Ampofo insists

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ofosu Ampofo, has insisted that the party remains determined, dedicated and committed to the democratic ideals of the country.

“As the vehicle through which the current 1992 Constitution is birthed, the party is not interested in taking power unconstitutionally and it was conceived and birthed by us,” he said.

He noted that those who were using the Supreme Court to defend the Constitution decided not to be part of the Constituent Assembly which actually promulgated the 1992 Constitution.

“We birthed the Constitution and we will be the last to do anything to undermine the constitutional order and the NDC’s sole interest in seeking the mandate to govern is doing so through the thumb of the electorates and the ballot box,” Mr Ampofo maintained.

Speaking with the Executives of the USA Chapter of the NDC in Boston as part of series of events in the United States, he reiterated that the party was not interested in a coups d’état but interested in using the democratic processes of using the thumb of the electorates to remove the NPP government from office and form the new government.

Coup comments have become topical in recent months and Oliver Barker-Vormawor, #FixTheCountry activist was arrested and remanded for five weeks over threat to stage a coup if the Electronic Transaction Levy (e-levy) Bill was passed.

Professor Raymond Atuguba, Dean of the University of Ghana School of Law, also in a lecture drew a link between economic downturn and coups d’état and warned the government to tackle fiscal challenges with urgency because such tensions have often triggered coups d’état.

According to Mr Ampofo, the NDC had no interest in removing the Akufo-Addo-led administration through coup d’état since it was a democratic party and would not engage in activities that would destabilise the country saying “rather we are interested in using democratic processes of using the thumb of the electorates to remove the NPP from office”.

Edudzi Tamakloe, a member of the NDC, stated that the government was paranoid of coups d’état considering reaction to predictions on possibility of coup “if current economic condition remains unchanged but no Ghanaian is interested in removing Akufo-Addo-led administration through coup because Ghanaians are waiting patiently to vote them out in December 2024”. –ghanaweb.com

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