Fadi Dabbousi, a sympathizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and a fierce critique of the erstwhile Mahama administration has described the 2016 elections as “extremely dirty”.
He said this in a speech delivered at the launch of his new book ’59 Dark Hours – A free speech campaign’, a book about his arrest and detention by the Bureau of National Intelligence (BNI) following allegations he made against the then president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama.
“I had the urge to painstakingly depict how dirty the elections were. The elections 2016 were extremely dirty,” he stated.
Mr. Dabbousi described the attacks made on President Akufo Addo’s personality at the time by members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as “the disgraceful demeanour of supposed honourable men who made pronouncements in unfashionable dictum and lazy political outbursts.”
“We should never have to resolve to such an unholy war,” he advised. The 2016 elections saw the exit of the NDC from government and the entry of the NPP into power after a long period of staying in opposition after a blinding loss in the 2008 elections.
'59 Dark Hours – A free speech campaign’ is a sequel to his ‘59 years to nowhere’, a political book which reflected on Ghana several years after independence and suggested solutions to the country's woes after 59 years of independence.
The book was outdoored at the British Council in Accra on Tuesday, February 27 and is focused on championing free speech in the country.
In attendance were prominent NPP members and state officials including Hassan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), former organiser of the NPP, Laud Commey, and Head of the National Identification Authority Professor Ken Attafuah.
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