Former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings says although Ghanaians accepted Multi-Party Democracy in 1992, they were not in favour of the system of governance.
Ghana introduced the Multi-Party system of governance in 1992 where duly elected representatives of the people were given opportunity to go to the polls to be voted into their respective offices.
The introduction of this brought about legal bodies that run the affair of the country and dictated the direction of the country unlike the Military rule where the country goes the direction where the Military thinks is best.
But speaking in an interview with Asaase Radio monitored by MyNewsGh.com , Jerry John Rawlings said he and the people of Ghana did not like the Multi-Party system when it was first introduced in 1992.
“One day, I’m going to have to tell this country that when we had to go to Multi-Party the truth was that the people didn’t want it” when asked if he wanted it he said ” No I didn’t want it…Now look at what it does? The division, the animosity, people take advantage of whatever”
According to him, Ghanaians wanted the Military rule because it allowed for accountability and integrity which came naturally at the time and that was what the people of Ghana wanted.
It was an easy time because people were living themselves and everything came naturally.
“It was easier in one respect, the level of integrity, accountability and others came naturally from all of us. It was something our people yearned for because it gives you peace of mind and I think its been something we’ve been craving for a long time.”
He indicated that as a consultative person during the period of the PNDC period, he gave the opportunity to the Brilliant Ghanaians to make good use of their intellect; something the current system avoid and that’s bad for the development of the country.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020