Prof. Atuguba; Dean of The University of Ghana School of Law had recently indicated that, Ghana’s economic hardships have made it a brooding ground for coup. The professor made this coup comments at a forum organized by Solidare Ghana.
According to Prof. Atuguba while he cited a PhD candidates thesis, a preventive measure which is stabilizing the economy must be done swiftly to annul any coup threats in the country.
“We do not want coup in this country but if we do not act quickly we may have one in our hands. There is one thing to do now, prevent coup in Ghana since the climate and the environment, national and immediate international, are conducive for one. We must compel the government to acknowledge the current economic mess, they mostly, and previous governments, to a larger extent. Ghana’s economic problems started before Covid-1 9. On balance, Covid-19 was a good thing for Africa and Ghana.” he said while cautioning the ruling government to acknowledge the econic mess and find a substantive solution to it.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa constituency seem not to be on the same page with the law lecturer. According to Hon. KT Hammond, he’s in shock the police hasn’t yet invited the professor over for his wack coup comments.
Responding to a press interview on 2nd March, 2022, the lawmaker questioned the motive behind the law lecturer’s coup remarks.But responding to mm at a press conterence In Parliament on Wednesday March 2, KT Hammond said “Why is it that in the course of NPP administration every opportunity that the NDC get, not all of them to be fair, but the irresponsible ones are calling for intervention of the military?What is it about the Military?Let me tell Professor Atuguba that he doesn’t have the liberty to take leave of his brain, he does not have the liberty to take even half of his brain”, he told the press.
He further stated that; “He owes it to his students and he owes it to the constitution that everybody including him has no reason to say the kind of things he has said. He is a Professor and of no other thing but of law, he understands the constitution.This is the constitution that has made it very clear, anybody who attempts to subvert it commits the offence that he knows, he goes to make a statement like this.”
He added “The Military knows what they are up to, they are a professional institution, their responsibility is to guide the territorial integrity of this country, period, they know it, they are not interested in dabbling in politics. The group before them had dabbled in politics and we are all witnesses to these happenings. They are not interested, the officers are professionals, the rank and file, they are professionals they know their duties. It is not the likes of Atuguba to invite them to hold the country to ransom.”