Excellent Ghana is appealing to President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to task both the Police and Military Command to apologize to the Editor of the Finder Newspaper, Mr Elvis Darko for illegitimately arresting him on Thursday, November 15 at the Parliament House.
The Civil society organization finds the happenings embarrassing and offensive thereby has asked president Akufo-Addo to act in accordance with the Directive Principles of State, precisely, Article 35 (6a) and Clauses 7, 8 and 9 as the President of the Republic.
“Excellent Ghana says the President cannot absolve himself albeit indirectly from this embarrassing dent by the Security Agencies. It, therefore, reminds the President to act in accordance with the Directive Principles of State Policy particularly Article 35 (6a) and Clauses 7, 8 and 9”, The Press Statement read.
The Editor of the Finder Newspaper, Mr. Elvis Darko who doubles as a leading member of the Coalition for the passage of the Right To Information (RTI) Bill was arrested for picketing and whisked off.
In a Press Release issued by Mr Carl Nii Addo stated that, the action taken by the Police and Military command was in sharp contrast to the very source of powers being exercised by the Security Agencies albeit a cowardiced approach at safeguarding the constitution.
Excellent Ghana, quoting the words of President Akufo-Addo ‘be citizens and not spectators’ hopes his administration would be the last government to dripple posterity by refusing to ensure the passage of the RTI bill in Parliament.