Sunday, October 1, 2023

Worst democracy better than authoritarian rule – Buaben Asamoa

Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamua has asked Ghanaians not to clamour for Military takeover of the governance of this country.

He said Ghana’s democracy has made progress over the years despite some of the challenges that persist.

To that end, he said, Ghana must be an example to the other African countries that are experiencing coup d’états.

“We as a country must encourage our example to other African counties,” he said.

“The NDC has taken power, the NPP has taken power, Civil society has gone, the media,” he said on the New Day with Johnnie Hughes on TV3 Wednesday February 2.

He added ” Democracy in its worst form is fa better than authoritarian rule.”

His comments on the heels of  Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) raising grave concerns about an attempted coup d’etat in Guinea-Bissau.

Gunshots were heard around the presidency on Tuesday afternoon with reports rife that the country’s President, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, has been put under house arrest.

Pictures making rounds show lifeless bodies of security guards near the presidential palace.

The Ecowas Commission has since condemned the incident, calling it an “attempted coup d’etat”.

“ECOWAS condemns this attempted coup d’etat and considers the military responsible for the physical integrity of President Umaro Sissoco Embalo and the members of his government,” the Commission said in a short statement on Tuesday.

“ECOWAS calls on the military to return to the caves and to maintain a republican stance.”

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