Three (3) Ghanaians have petitioned the Parliament of Ghana to begin the impeachment process against the president of the country, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo over some allegations made by Evelyn Aidoo, known as Serwaa Broni.
The petitioners include lssifu Seidu Kudus Gbeadese, a resident of Damongo, Elikem Kotoko, a resident of Accra and Stephen Kwabena Attuh, also a resident of Accra.
The trio says they want an inquiry conducted into the matter and a subsequent impeachment proceeding initiated by Parliament to “give effect to the letter and spirit of the 1992 Constitution”.
“We deem it imperious to petition Parliament in the wake of consistent allegations levelled by one Ms Evelyn Aidoo Alias Serwaa Broni, a Canada-based Ghanaian, against the President of Ghana, on several counts of human rights abuse, abuse of office, exposing the security of Ghana to external threat, the use of the national security apparatus to perpetrate criminal activities and dragging the name of the high office of President into disrepute, among others.”
Aside from violating Sub Clauses (a)(b) and (f) of Article 41 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana, the trio say the president also broke the Oath of Office which promises to ensure the wellbeing of Ghanaians,
“As per the consistent narrative of Ms Evelyn Aidoo popularly known as Serwaa Broni, her well-being and fundamental rights as a citizen of Ghana by birth were trampled upon by agents/assigns of the President…By the allegations of Ms Evelyn Aidoo, a.k.a Serwaa Broni, we believe that her well-being and rights as a citizen of Ghana by birth were trampled upon by the President, and therefore in breach of the oath he swore not to break.”
“It is our humble submission that the President has breached Sub Clause (a) of Article 69 because the alleged act of armed robbery staged by the assign(s) of the President, who was/were alleged to be acting on the orders of the President, was in breach of the oath to ensure safety and well-being of all the people of Ghana.
“We further submit that the President breached Sub Clause (b)(i) of Article 69 since the outcome of his alleged conduct with Serwaa Broni at all times is ridicule to the high office of the President in International proportion. We also submit that Sub Clause (b)(ii) of Article 69 of the Constitution was breached in larger proportions. This is because the Presidential Jet which is operated by the Ghana Armed Forces is a security establishment of Ghana to which private citizens should not ordinarily have access. Even if they (private citizens) were given any such opportunity to access, they must go through security clearance before. In the narrative Serwaa Broni gave in that interview with Kevin Taylor on Loud Silence TV, she admitted that she did not go through any security clearance before boarding the flight from Accra to Kumasi at the President’s request and command.
“To add to that, she had all the privileges to take pictures with the President inside the Presidential Jet and shared same on her social media handles. This opened our Presidential Jet to the public and that can be dangerous for the security of the President and Ghanaians as a whole.”
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Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini