It’s Contradictory To Call For Constitutional Reforms & Abolition Of The 4th Republic – Baako Schools Oliver Barker

It's an exercise in futility to call for the abolition of the 4th Republic, the Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has told #Fixthecountry Movement.

Convener of the Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor had called for a new constitution and an abolition of the 4th Republic.

However, Kweku Baako says instead of a call to abolish the 4th Republic, the group can "can seek constitutional reforms within the 4th Republic which is what the Constitution Review Commission has set out to do. If those proposals, the recommendations of the Commission had not been implemented, I think there is nothing wrong with the focus on that side"

The renowned journalist who was speaking on Joy Newsfile programme further indicated that it is "contradictory" to "talk about having constitutional reforms of whatever nature and call for the abolition of the 4th Republic. They’re not mutually exclusive”

“He (Oliver) was saying new constitution for a new generation. Yes, in terms of a concept, I like that, I like to hear that. Whether you agree or not is immaterial. It is an attempt to conceptualize their aspirations and give us a focal point" he added.

#Fixthecountry demo

#Fixthecountry campaign is a hashtag which started on social media on Wednesday, May 04, 2021, with a call on Government for urgent social and economic reforms in the country.

Conveners of the Movement decided to embark on a protest on May 9 but were restrained by an order from the High Court presided over by Mrs Justice Ruby Aryeetey.

However, a Supreme Court Panel, presided over by Justice Yaw Appau, later set aside the High Court order allowing the group to embark on their demonstration on August 4.

No Petition

Conveners of the Movement unlike most demonstrations however refused to present a petition to the government. 

A member, Adakyi Brownson, speaking in an interview on Neat FM's Me Man Nti programme said most petitions that are presented often do not see the light of day, hence their decision to only write their messages on placards.

Listen to him in the video below