AS THE leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), marked the 29th anniversary of the 31st December coup with pride, the youth organiser of the People’s National Congress (PNC), Emmanuel Wilson, has called on the perpetrators and supervisors of the coup to be ashamed of themselves.
According to him, the perpetrators, some of who stir the affairs of the NDC and the nation, ought to be in prison for causing a treasonable offence which over the years has been a dent on Ghana’s democracy.
“By their action on December 31, 1981, the coup makers over-threw a democratically elected government led by Dr. Hilla Limann. That action was a violation of the 1979 Constitution of Ghana and should have been given life sentences or executed for causing treason.
“The NDC is celebrating an illegality with no guilt at all. I don’t blame them, but rather some people who were with Dr. Hilla Liman in the People’s National Party who have now tied knot with the NDC. Those people can best be described as people who conspired with the perpetrators and supervisors of the coup to oust President Dr. Hilla Limann out of office. Their attitude is a display of betrayal of the PNC,” he stated.
Mr Wilson made the statements when he gave a public lecture to commemorate 29 years of Dr. Limann’s government being ousted from office.
“The indemnity clause that was added to the 1992 Constitution of Ghana was one of the worse things that the framers did to Ghanaians. If not for that, all those people who are contributing to celebration of the December 31 would have been in prison.
“I look forward to the day that the indemnity clause would be taken off the 1992 Constitution of Ghana,” he noted.
Present at the lecture included members of the PNC and the public, mainly the youth.
From Ebo Bruce-Quansah, Bolgatanga