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General News of Friday, 29 May 2020


I don’t blame you, I blame your English teachers - Mornah jabs critics

National Chairman of PNC, Bernard Mornah play videoNational Chairman of PNC, Bernard Mornah

National Chairman of the People's National Convention (PNC) Bernard Mornah has reacted to calls demanding for his arrest.

Some political pundits have criticized Bernard Mornah for comments they have described as 'treasonable'.

Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, was first to wade in the fray by calling for the arrest of the leader of the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register [IPRAN] with immediate effect.

Machiavellian & Crude Tactics

The IPRAN, addressing a section of the media on Tuesday, 26th May 2020, stated emphatically that the Electoral Commission (EC) is employing crude Machiavellian tactics to compile a new voters' register ahead of the December polls, and vowed to disrupt the process if push comes to shove.

“It is disappointing and disheartening to note that that was the first time political parties in the Resistance had heard about this blatant attempt at political bigotry by the EC to exclude close to about 10 million eligible voters from registering to vote in this year’s general elections.

“It is also important to emphasise that the EC surreptitiously employed a crude Machiavellian tactic in this mischievous agenda by circumventing long-standing laid-down procedures of allowing IPAC to discuss such an important matter such as amending an electoral law," the group stated.

Incentive For War

Kwamena Duncan, contributing to a panel discussion on Wednesday's 'Kokrokoo' on Peace FM, told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that Mr. Mornah's recent comments are an incentive for war in the country and wondered why the PNC leader has not been picked up by the appropriate security agencies for interrogation.

" . . . .A constitutional body with a clear mandate subject to the law and you have a Ghanaian speak to the entire country that if they go ahead, we will disrupt and we will kill one another . . . One Ghanaian tells all of us that let the constitutionally mandated body charged with the duty to compile a register to enable us to exercise our franchise to select or elect those who will wish to govern our country; let somebody go ahead, they will disrupt the exercise. They will kill one another...If I were the Minister for National Security, straightaway, I will pick up this man. What he did yesterday amounted to a declaration of war," he stressed.

Same As Ofosu Ampofo?

Atik Mohammed, also of the PNC said if the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, is facing trial for similar comments he made, Bernard Mornah should be arrested to face same.

Pay Attention To Your English Teacher

But speaking in an interview on UTV midday news, Mr Mornah said there is nothing 'treasonable' about the comments he made.

He insists those who have misconstrued him either have poor English background or their English teacher did a poor job.

"I’m at Oyibi…I’m available which police should I go to? If there is any problem they don’t need to look for me; they should invite me; I will come; moreover, I’ve shown you my location.

"I said the worst they (NPP) can do is to kill us but if we don’t die we will resist. If you don’t understand this and you misconstrue it, I can only blame your English teacher or perhaps you didn’t pay attention when your English teacher was teaching (the subject); so go back to school.

"So if anybody is calling for my arrest, I don’t have a problem with them but their English teacher. I will easily walk to any police station they want me to go to. I am available to be arrested," he stated.

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