Private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu is taking President Akufo-Addo up on his statement made during the New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) Super Delegates Conference on Saturday, August 26.
That day, Nana Akufo-Addo openly acknowledged the reality of an ongoing economic crisis in the country.
In a brief media interaction, President Akufo-Addo expressed confidence that the party would select a new leader capable of guiding the country out of these challenges.
“It’s difficult, I’m the first to admit it. I have said it several times, but at the end of the day I believe when the moment comes, the light will reflect on who best to get us out of this difficulty,” he said.
But Martin Kpebu says it does not have to take another year for the president to relinquish his post to allow for fresh polls.
Speaking on Joy FM, he indicated that the 1992 constitution provides a new electoral process to take place and find a new leader within three months.
“If he has admitted it this early please let us have this election. In the next three months let’s have new leadership. That is what our constitution says.
“The Constitution has not said that when you are not up to the task, you can just continue in office for 4 years. No, it says we can have early elections, that is why the framers put it in there.”
He urged the President to back his statement by triggering that law for that new figurehead to be voted in to trigger efforts towards reducing the hardships suffered by Ghanaians.
“Let’s have early elections. Let us decide. We are tired of this kakistocracy,” he told the host.