A popular sympathizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and gospel musician, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong who is popularly called Great Ampong says the practice of democracy as a system of government in Ghana is not good.
According to him, if Ghana is being ruled by a military junta, there will be effective adherence to law and order in the country as people people have fear for the military and would do whatever is sanctioned by the military.
Mr. Ampong believes most Ghanaians are recalcitrant as they do what they are told not to do or advised against. He cited the continues dumping refuse on streets in the country as one of the indications that Ghanaians do not heed to instructions under democratic government hence the need for a military takeover – which itself is unconstitutional.
Speaking on Accra-based online radio, Kingdom Plus FM, the Kumasi-based musician who has composed lots of campaign songs for the NPP says: “For a country that borrows money to produce songs to tell grown up men and women not urinate indiscriminately and dump rubbish on the streets, it’s imperative that we introduce Military rule so that the attitudes of the people will be shaped. Democracy was not meant for Ghana, we need to go back to Military rule by amending some portions of our constitution.
Mr. Ampong becomes the second person ‘with a voice’ to call for a military takeover in the country in just a month.
Exactly a month ago, GhanaVanguard.com reported that the Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mensah Thompson, in a facebook post asked Ghanaians to embrace themselves as coup d’état was imminent.
Mensah Thompson made the comments hours after the apex court of the land, Supreme Court ruled that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Jean Mensah would not mount the witness box to be cross examined by the lead counsel for the petitioner in the 2020 Election Petition, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata.