Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has downplayed the allegations of a coup plot against the state by some individual arrested with weapons and other domestic cooking utensils at Alajo suburb of Accra.
According to him, per what has been put in the public domain regarding the alleged coup plotters, the evidence is not strong enough to conclude coup plot or take over of governance.
He rather warned that the country risked experiencing terrible civil revolt if political leaders continue to engage in corruption, looting of state resources and ignore the needs of the people.
Mr Bagbin who is the MP for Nadowli-Kaleo made these observations while commenting on the government’s recent allegation of a plot to destabilize the country by some individuals.
In his view, citizens are not getting the benefits of the multi-party democracy being practised in the country and are gradually losing faith in their leaders.
Mr Bagbin stated that the government should be more worried about a civil revolt than the alleged attempt of a coup which is not backed by any strong evidence.
“What we are likely to face in the near future as a country is a civil revolt. Civil disobedience because the people are not getting the benefits of multi-party democracy. That is likely to happen,” he said.
“I don’t see any strong evidence to support the claim of the government that a group of people were trying to stage a coup,” he told THE REPUBLIC.
The government had said in a statement that security agencies in a dawn operation about two weeks ago arrested three suspects and seized several weapons, ammunition and explosive devices at the Citadel Hospital, at Alajo and another location at Bawaleshie near Dodowa in Accra.
The suspects are Dr Frederick Yao Mac-Palm and Mr Ezor Kafui, a local weapon manufacturer and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu who according to the government, were plotting to take over key state installations and the reins of government.
A statement from the Ministry of Information said the joint operation was carried out after fifteen months of surveillance and evidence gathering on the activities of the suspects and other persons.
But Alban Bagbin said, per information, he personally gathered, there is no evidence to support the claim that there was a coup plot.
He said even the Military are not interested but warned Civil Revolt is inevitable.
Many Ghanaians are expressing their frustrations about happenings in the country on social media with a few planned and held demonstration to press for government action on key issues such as employment, justice, media freedom, among others.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba