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Asiedu Nketiah describes Nana Akufo-Addo's government as autocratic

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According to him, for the government to still refer to the wrongdoings being carried out in the name of rule of law is not right, because there is no rule of law.
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The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah , has described Nana Akufo-Addo’ s National Patriotic Party (NPP) government as dictatorial.

Airing his views in an interview with Kwame Owusu Danso on Pan African TV's Good Morning Africa morning show, Mr. Johnson did not mince his words as he pointed out that the government has shut down media houses and messed up the communication tribunal to the extent that the tribunal cannot sit.

He added that if the tribunal cannot sit and issues pertaining to the shutting down of media houses cannot be determined in ordinary courts, it means the government is perpetuating wrongdoings and denying affected parties the chance to seek redress.

According to him, for the government to still refer to the wrongdoings being carried out in the name of rule of law is not right, because there is no rule of law.

Also, he said the president led the fight against dictatorial regimes and believed that the decision to elect him as president was based on the fact that he is an icon of democracy and so wondered why he is showing the worst form of dictatorship.

Mr. Asiedu Nketiah also made it known that the government has allowed the pro-government media houses to operate and closed down the pro-opposition media houses.

He noted that when the New Patriotic Party was in opposition, they went to court to compel state owned media to cover their activities, but currently in government, the state owned media has ignored the activities of the current opposition party.

He opined that media personnel have also been cowed into submission, thereby shutting the critical eye of the media and the voices of faith based organizations.

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