Private legal practitioner Martin Luther Kpebu has expressed anger and frustration at the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, questioning his recent comments about not being bothered by the vote threats by some disappointed Ghanaians in the Ashanti Region.
Some New Patriotic Party (NPP) supported in Kwabre and Manso threatened to vote against the party in the next elections as a result of the hardship they are suffering.
But in an interview with Kumasi-based Otec FM while on his tour of the Region, President Akufo-Addo said the threats do not bother him.
“If you decide to vote for the NDC in the general election, it is your choice and that is not my problem. No one will force you to vote for someone,” he said in local language Twi.
But Mr Kpebu said the over 31 million Ghanaians must not be cowed into silence by the president but rather put him in his right place since the comments in the interview appear insulting.
“This man, is he okay?” he wondered on The Keypoints on TV3/3FM on Saturday, October 22,
“You eat our food and tell us that? We have to talk back to him.
“Ghanaians must understand that somebody has to die,” he threatened, calling Ghanaians to a demonstration he has dubbed ‘Kumepreko II’.
“Thirty-one million [people], we can’t all be scared. What does he take us for? Who does he think he is? Everything you use, we pay for it and you insult us like this? What have we done to deserve this shabby treatment from President Akufo-Addo?”
He, consequently, served notice to the police, inviting Ghanaians with similar sentiments to hit the streets on Friday, October 28 against the Akufo-Addo-led government.
Mr Kpebu also asked Parliament to start the process to impeach Mr Akufo-Addo as per Article 69 of the 1992 Constitution.
He said the tree of democracy is watered by the blood of some people and he has elected himself to join this group of martyrs.
For him, one can even die in one’s room while in bed and so to die by fighting for the rights and freedom of the masses must also be worth it.
“Look as for death, you can lie in your room and die. So those of you out there who don’t want to pay any price, look, lets step up.”