The Eastern Regional Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jamal Konneh, has commended businessman Sam Jonah for what he describes as the objective presentation of happenings in the Ghanaian society under the Akufo-Addo administration.
Mr Konneh predicted in a statement that the coming weeks will be hard for the businessman and his entire family members following verbal attacks that will be unleashed by communicators of the governing party.
At a Rotary Club function last weekend, the former AngloGold Ashanti boss insinuated that the country seems to be in a culture of silence.
“What is baffling is that those who used to have voices on these things seem to have lost their voices. People speak on issues based on who is in power. Is our deafening silence suggesting that we are no longer concerned about issues that we complained about not too long ago, particularly when those issues persist….. The molestation of and in some cases assassination of journalists, murder of MPs, corruption, the harassment of anti-corruption agents.
We have just finished another election, the 8th in the series since the beginning of our fourth Republican democratic experiment. As usual, the accolades came in from all corners of the world, and we took them with pride. What we failed to tell the world is that some people lost their lives in the course of the election.”
But some have disagreed with Sir Sam Jonah.
A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, for instance, has stated that “what I see now in Ghana is a Culture of Bizarre Intolerance but by a Special Class who believe they have the right to speak and squeal freely but others must be silent and not challenge the views of that Special Class”.
Adding his voice to the development, Mr Jamal Konneh said “Those who see your objective presentation as an attack on their incompetence will unleash their attack dogs on you. Kindly condition the family members to be able to contain the attacks on you in the coming days. As the Akans will say ‘wop3 neyia wobr3’, meaning if you want the best of something, you have to suffer for it’” a statement posted on his Facebook page on Thursday April 29 said.