CPP Disagrees With Kwaku Baako On Ashaiman Protest

The Deputy Communications Director of the Conventions People’s Party (CPP), Ernesto Kofi Yeboah, has questioned Kweku Baako’s moral authority to condemn the party’s acclamation of the recent Ashaiman protests. While Kweku Baako is of the view that the protests amount to constitutional lawlessness, the CPP’s view is that Mr Baako was a supporter of the June 4 uprising, which was equally an act of constitutional lawlessness, and has no moral locus to attack the CPP on its stance. Speaking on [email protected] on Joy News Channel on MultiTV, Mr Kofi Yeboah also said "the condemnation is unfortunate and regrettable because Kwaku Baako some time ago was seen as a representative of the masses but he now speaks for President Mahama and ex-President Kuffour.” He highlighted that the CPP endorsed the act because it is concerned about people and what they deserve as citizens of the nation. Editor in Chief of the Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Junior condemned the Convention People’s Party's endorsement of Monday’s rioting at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region on Joy News Current Affairs programme Newsfile on MultiTV.In his opinion, the CPP's commendation of the violent demonstration by agitated youth over poor roads was wrong because their actions were unlawful. He said, “You can organise a demonstration if you want to, but the law does not allow you to spontaneously, on your own, just get out there and start fighting policemen, beating journalists, burning tyres and blocking traffic. That is constitutional lawlessness.” According to him, he fully understands the sentiments of the protestors but the laws governing the organisation of demonstrations should have been followed. But Ernesto Yeboah, who was also a guest on the show, emphasised that the youth wing of the CPP still stands by their commendation because they believe that the people of Ashaiman had every justification to demonstrate. He, however, said he wanted to know what Mr Kweku Baako was saying about the refusal of the police to allow the nurses in Korle Bu to go on a demonstration. For him, that also amounts to constitutional lawlessness.