Stop abusing your power; draw lessons from Kenya – NDC cautions Akufo-Addo

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Kwetey, has cautioned President Akufo-Addo to exercise restraint and avoid actions that could precipitate uncontrollable consequences.

Addressing journalists on Thursday, July 4, Fifi Kwetey admonished Akufo-Addo to draw lessons from the recent events in Kenya and refrain from abusing his power, lest he risk sparking a chain reaction of unbridled protests and unrest.

Fifi Kwetey’s remarks come in response to the recommendation by Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo for Akufo-Addo to nominate five new judges to the Supreme Court.

The NDC General Secretary denounced what he described as the blatant abuse of power by President Akufo-Addo, expressing concerns over the potential erosion of democratic institutions and the rule of law

He said the President’s over-zealous desire to control all arms of government poses a “grave danger to our democracy.”

He warned that the President’s aggressive attempts to exert control over all branches of government constitute a “grave danger” to the country’s democratic framework, undermining the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances, which are essential to ensuring accountability and good governance.

“Again, the naked abuse of power by President Akufo-Addo and his over-zealous desire to control all arms of government poses a grave danger to our democracy and governance arrangements. President Akufo-Addo must note that the ongoing happenings in Kenya serve as a reminder that there is a tolerable limit for the abuse and excesses of the Executive.”

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