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‘I don’t support a coup d’état but I support an uprising; we require an uprising with positive defiance’ – Why Captain Smart was arrested

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Captain Smart

Onua FM/TV morning show host Captain Smart was arrested by the police on Thursday, 2 December 2021 for what the police describes as “unsavoury” pronouncements that threatened the “peace and security” of Ghana.

But what exactly did Captain Smart say that got him into trouble?

During his show on Thursday, Captain Smart wondered why elected MPs who ought to think about the citizenry were “fooling” in parliament but when anyone calls them out, that person will be accused of being too harsh.

He then said in English: “Listen, let me sign this warning to all of you: I don’t support a coup d’état but I support an uprising”.

Captain Smart then added that with where we are right now, “we require an uprising with a positive defiance”.

He then expressed his disappointment with the military saying: “I’m even amazed at the soldiers: you were able to enter parliament during the swearing-in of the MPs but are unable to go in there now that the MPs are fooling”.

“And everybody is quiet in this country”, he observed.

Video credit: Facebook/Veronica Zormelo Attah

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