General News of Saturday, 14 September 2013
Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education and Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has described the August 29 Supreme Court verdict as a 6-0 unanimous decision by the justices of the Supreme Court.
According to him, it was 6-0 because; the petitioners had lost in all the six issues which were highlighted before the court, adding that the elections were indeed free, fair and transparent.
“All the claims that had been made by the NPP that President John Dramani Mahama was in cahoots with Dr. Afari-Gyan to rig the election got evaporated through the Supreme Court windows,” he recounted.
He added that all the international bodies that observed the 2012 elections and recommended it to other countries that the election was indeed worthy of emulation are vindicated.
The young Minister stressed that we must be careful not to destroy the democratic gains we have made as a country over the years.
“Listening to all the calls for electoral reforms by the NPP and its surrogates, there is a tendency to pamper sour losers, villains, and to create the state of anarchy,” he noted.
The law maker expressed his worry over how the New Patriotic Party is attacking people and intuitions for being the bane in Nana Addo’s presidential ambition.
The MP noted that NPP as a party do not believe in the rules of engagement and, however, described them as political despots.
The Minister lamented that the level of constitutional ignorance displayed by the New Patriotic Party is so abhorrent.
He said that the people of this country have serious problems and issues about health, unemployment, and road accident among others, which the political system ought to address. Not about some election which took place between 5am and 7pm.
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa spoke on Radio Gold’s current affairs programme, Alhaji and Alhaji with Obuobia Opoku Darko on Saturday.