By Ebi Kesiena
The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has stated that all the red lines to cause a coup in Ghana has been crossed, adding that Ghana is sitting on a tight rope.
He said the current economic conditions in the country is a recipe for a coup d’etat.
According to Mr. Nketiah, the only reason there has not been a coup under this current administration is because of the country’s past experiences.
Nketiah noted this while speaking in an interview on CTV, maintaining that the level of corruption and the gross incompetence of the Akufo-Addo government could have easily led to a coup, but for Ghana’s history and the ordeals people went through under military dictatorships.
“All the red lines which have, in the past, led to coups in Ghana have been crossed. But because the country has learnt its lessons, the consequences (of bad governance) seen in the past are not what we are seeing today.
“And so, we are hanging on because of the lessons we have learnt from the past. But if you look at the coups we have had in the past and reasons given for them, this government has done worse,” he said.
He further explained that the reason why the military leaders in the past took their guns to remove civilian leaders was because they felt it was the last resort.
Nketia also described the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government as the most deceptive in Ghana.
‘‘What is happening in Ghana currently can best be described as “state capture,” in politics, when a group of people have captured the state and are using the state to achieve private ends.
“Instead of having rule of law, we have rule by law. Where somebody else is supreme and he is using the law to achieve his private ends, and that’s what we’re seeing in Ghana now and it is not going to be not possible for the system to be reformed,” he said.