“Rawlingsphobic” constitution cause of ‘winner takes all’ – Martey

The outgone moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey has stated that the 1992 Constitution has contributed significantly to the ‘winner takes all’ syndrome in the country.

Contributing to a round table discussion organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs Wednesday, Prof. Martey described the 1992 constitution as “Rawlingsphobic” or what was meant to fear former President Rawlings.

“If you look at the 4th Republican constitution it has been so designed to suit a persona, I have said it before, the 4th republic constitution is Rawlingsphobic and unless this is addressed we will not go anywhere,” Prof. Martey said.

Prof. Martey also stated that the passiveness of civil societies in public discourse has also encouraged the winner takes all politics in Ghana.

The outspoken former moderator of the Presby church made the headlines on Tuesday after he alleged that some politicians tried bribing him with US$100,000, a mansion and a V8 vehicle to prevent him making negative comments on national issues.

He has been heavily criticized by members of the National Democratic Congress to identify the politicians who attempted to bribe him.

Prof. Martey who failed to mention names is a known critic of the Mahama-led administration and has attacked them on several occasions.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kobina Welsing

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