The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for for Ablekuma South, Ursula Owusu says that the will of the people cannot be subverted by anybody or group because when it matters, Ghanaians will defend the nation.
When the people get tired of the system and resolve that enough is enogh, she said, “no special forces can stand against the will of the people.”
Ms Owusu made the utterance in reaction to reported statements by some activists of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) that a display by a Special Force Unit (SFU) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) at the 55th Independence Anniversary Tuesday, was a warning to adherents of ‘all die be die’.
The GAF has insisted the unit was created in response to new security threats confronting the nation and to facilitate its rapid deployment to defend the country against both external and internal aggression.
Ursula, who was speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Thursday, said numerous leaders the world over who have tried to subvert the will of the people encountered serious consequences even to the point of painful, humiliating death.
She cited the examples of ex-Lybian leader Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Idi Amin of Uganda as well as Ben Ali of Tunishia, saying all these past leaders had special forces but that they could not protect them and their tyrannical tendencies.
She warned that the Mills-led government will fail in any attempt to cling to power through intimidation and force because Ghanaians will strongly resist that.
Though President Mills has consistently assured Ghanaians of a peaceful election, Ursula said she feared his appointees would disregard his views concerning the peaceful conduct of the elections and foment trouble. This she said was because some government appointees – as in the Woyome saga – have refused to obey the president and gotten away with it.