STC Chief Executive Officer, Nana Akomea has fired salvoes at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for petitioning the Commonwealth of Nations to investigate what it says is human rights violations against its members by the incumbent government.
The party has asked the Commonwealth Nations to monitor the human rights situation in Ghana as well as what they believe is the criminal persecution of its members.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Aseidu Nketia at a press conference in Accra Monday (February 28, 2022) announced the petition saying it was necessitated by the “harassment, criminal persecution and human rights violations” against some leading members of the NDC including its National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
“There are some practices that are not in accordance with good governance and the principles of the Commonwealth so we have petitioned them to take the appropriate action,” he said.
Nana Akomea’s Response
Nana Akomea, discussing the issue on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’, labeled the NDC petition as insensible saying the government has done nothing wrong.
He explained that the prosecution of the abovementioned names is in accordance with the country’s laws, hence wondering how sending someone to court amounts to human rights infractions.
”What NDC is doing won’t make Ghana take them serious,” he stated.
He also referred the NDC General Secretary and the party to similar prosecutions they made while in power saying, “you, Asiedu Nketia and your party, when you were in government, you took people to court, the same court. So the court cannot be a good court when you were in power and suddenly the courts are bad when you are out of government. It doesn’t make sense”.
He added; “When you were in government, you took people to court . . . You took former Foreign Ministers to court, nobody said anything about the court. We went through the process. So, if you are out of power and the same court, you’re now saying the court is not good meaning you don’t have any better job doing. Find a better job and do.”
“Beyond the court system, what else do you have?”, he asked.