President Akuffo-Addo while addressing the congregants at Ghana’s 65th Independence Day Anniversary has urged Ghanaians to “guard jealously the peace and stability ” they enjoy in the country and shouldn’t allow any lame talks from others destroy that.
According to the president, Military rule is only a retardation to the progress the country has seen so far. He asserted that the use of Democratic rules and principles is what has stabilized Ghana for sometime now and therefore allowing military rule will only destabilize the Ghanaian economy.
“There are some restless spirits amongst us who are seeking to exploit the current difficulties confronting the nation, claim to have lost confidence in our democratic system to affect a peaceful constitutional change in the governance of our state.
“Either the absence of faith in the prospects of a democratic alternative to the current government or they’re impatient to will executive authority are the factors driving their appetite for the shortcut with military intervention”.
“Whatever be the case, they seem ready to jeopardize our hard run reputation of our country as a beckon for democracy and stability in Africa and indeed in the world in order to gratify their personal ambitions which show little or no respect for the capacity of the Ghanaian people to change, when necessary, their government peacefully through the ballot box — something they have done on three separate occasions in the 29-year-life of the 4th Republic.
“The great majority of us who are committed to democratic values and democratic institutions will continue to resist claims of these adventurers and employ all legitimate means to maintain our free, open system of government which is respectful of human rights, the rule of law and the principles of democratic accountability”, Akuffo-Addo stated.