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Mahama’s ‘boot for boot’ comment uncalled for – Okudzeto

A Member of the Council of State, Sam Okudzeto has condemned the “Boot for Boot” comment made by former President John Dramani Mahama following disturbances during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election last Thursday.

He said ex-president Mahama’s comments can persuade members of the opposition NDC to take power into their own hands and act in an unlawful manner. 

According to him former President John Dramani Mahama could have engaged President Akufo-Addo in a discussion to settle the matter in a peaceful and matured way than making comments that could cause fear and panic. 

“ . . That also is irresponsibility, we respect former Presidents, and is very important that we should have former office holders still in society and they should look at themselves in that light. They are supposed to set standards for others to follow and therefore if something like this happen the former President has access to the current President . . . they should be able to sit together and talk about and see that the right thing is done and not to make provocative statements of that nature . . .” he noted.

The experienced legal practitioner on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Monday insisted that anybody who acts against the laws of the state must be dealt with, therefore in connection to this case he charges the media to inspect and make sure the matter is dealt with lawfully for a final result to be achieved. 

“My personal view has always been that nobody is above the law; this has been my stand throughout my life and my life even as a lawyer. I have always insisted that nobody is above the law and that the law must always take its course,” he said.

Former President John Dramani Mahama while addressing some NDC supporters on a campaign tour in the Volta Region said the NDC could match the governing NPP “boot for boot” when it comes to violence.

“ . . the NDC has revolutionary roots and that when it comes to unleashing violence, nobody can beat us in unleashing violence,” he said.

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