In spite of the nation’s current economic hardship, former president John Mahama has pleaded with the Ghana Armed Forces and other security services to protect the country’s democratic victories.
He advised them to remain devoted to the nation and the 1992 Constitution in order to protect themselves from an unconstitutional takeover of power.
His remarks come after President Akufo-Addo made a similar appeal to the military to help him lead the nation out of its current economic difficulties.
“I want to urge you to carry on the excellent work you’re doing for our nation. At a military ceremony, Mr. Akufo-Addo urged the troops to “remain firm in your devotion to the Republic and your loyalty to the Constitution of our nation so that orderly, peaceful growth of our country can occur.”
In a national televised address on Thursday, October 27, Mr. Mahama concurred with President Akufo-Addo and added his voice to the call.
Despite the poor economic circumstances, he said Ghanaians, particularly the security services, shouldn’t use it as an excuse for unlawful behavior.
“We can make things better by cooperating as a single people and applying the Constitution’s protections. We must all work together to create the Ghana we want.
We must resist giving up in desperation. Despite how dire things are at the moment, I am optimistic that things will improve. This is our land; this is our future, and we are willing to do everything it takes to safeguard and create the Ghana we see,” he continued.