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Kweku Baako has censured President John Dramani Mahama over his statements on the near-choatic clash between Nana Addo's security personnel and NDC supporters over the weekend.

President John Dramani Mahama, speaking at the inauguration of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, told Ghanaians that he would ensure that the law takes its course on the perpetrators.

He reportedly gave an impression that the incident was perpetrated by his opponents and so assured the party faithfuls that he being the Commander-in-Chief will not condone such despicable acts.

But Kweku Baako who was obviously not pleased with the President's comments recounted on Peace FM's Kokrokoo that the President gave a seemingly divisive address on the incident.

According to him, President Mahama intended to vindicate his party faithfuls suggesting that the NPP were the orchestrators of the incident.

Contributing to a panel discussion Wednesday, Mr. Baako stated categorically that the President took a wrong approach.

I think it was a wrong line he took. First of all, he said as ‘Commander-in-Chief’. So it means he was speaking as President of Ghana. And the kind of content of the address was suggestive that he feels that his people were innocent and that they were rather the victims, and that he will ensure that the law took its course…I thought what the President should have done at that moment…few hours after that event when possibly he had not been well briefed, was to rather say that Commander-in-Chief he’ll ensure that law and order will be maintained. Whoever is involved in such a thing at the end of investigation will be dealt with according to the law."

He explained that the President even made matters worse by pointing "accusing finger at the other side" by stating that "when one is about to lose an election he clearly sees it and then creates some scenarios in order to justify his defeat. It means he was pointing to the opponents as the one who might have perpetrated the crisis, it was more like we already know who perpetrated the incident and those people know they’ll lose hence their resort to such actions. That one encourages your rank and file and it makes them feel they made no mistake.

To him, President John Mahama only succeeded in encouraging the party supporters that their confrontation with Nana Addo's security was the right thing to do.

Mr. Baako expressed his disappointment in President Mahama saying his comments made the supporters "think they had not erred. I was not too happy with that particular approach because I then saw that he was talking here as the candidate of the party whose followers had gathered and not as the Commander-in-Chief or the President of the country.”
 
 
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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