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Don’t Trivialise Ghana’s Democracy, Speaker Bagbin Warns Prez Akufo-Addo

by Motoni Olodun

In a stern rebuke to President Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, cautioned against the trivialization of the country’s democracy. The Speaker’s admonition comes amidst escalating tensions surrounding the state of democratic principles within Ghana.

Bagbin’s pointed remarks were delivered during a meeting with civil society organizations, where he emphasized the fundamental importance of upholding democratic values and principles. He underscored the need for all stakeholders, especially political leaders, to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to safeguarding Ghana’s democratic institutions.

The Speaker’s warning to President Akufo-Addo follows growing concerns over recent political developments in the country. Critics have raised alarm over perceived threats to democratic norms, including allegations of executive overreach and attempts to stifle dissent.

Ghana, long hailed as a beacon of democracy in West Africa, faces a pivotal moment in its political trajectory. As the nation grapples with the complexities of governance and transitions of power, the importance of preserving democratic ideals cannot be overstated.

Amidst these challenges, civil society actors play a crucial role in holding leaders accountable and advocating for the protection of democratic rights. Their engagement underscores the vibrant democratic landscape that Ghana has cultivated over the years.

However, maintaining this trajectory requires unwavering commitment from all stakeholders, including political leaders, civil society organizations, and citizens at large. Only through collective action and a shared dedication to democratic principles can Ghana continue to thrive as a model of democratic governance on the African continent.

As Ghana navigates the complexities of its democratic journey, it is imperative that leaders heed Speaker Bagbin’s warning and prioritize the preservation of democratic norms. The future of Ghana’s democracy depends on the unwavering dedication of its citizens and leaders to upholding the principles of justice, transparency, and accountability.

Source: Graphic Online

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