June 6, 2017

Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South and Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu has urged the Military high command not to seek revenge, over the death of late Capt. Mahama.

“We are told Biblically and I am sure by extension in the Koran vengeance belong the Lord, even in your unjustified anger. We have come far as a Country, it remains a question of our respect to the rule of law and it remains a question to our Ghanaian values and attitudes” he said.

“We know that women birth “they do not kill, but that has happened, so be as it may we can only prevail on the Men and Women of the Ghana Arm Forces (GAF) not only, not to look for revenge in Denkyirah but elsewhere”.

The Minority leader who made the appeal when leadership of the House on Friday called on the bereaved family to pay their respect further added that, there should be a second look at Military and Civilian relations, and trust that “this will not endanger a growing tolerant relationship that exist in our Country today, with a solid relation as civilians relative to what the Military do”.

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Honorable Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye assured the bereaved family that Parliament is listening with good ears the request to build monument for the Capt. Maxwell Mahama.
He reveal that the late captain Maxwell Mahama was the grandnephew of the former Speaker, RT Honorable Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo, whom the House respect so much, “whatever madam has to do we will do and offer more”, he said.

The Speaker was accompanied by both the Majority and Minority leader, Minister of Defence Honorable Dominic Nitiwul and Interior Honorable Ambrose Dery.

The Majority leader Honorable Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, on his part bemoaned carnage that has engulfed the Nation, “it appears the value for human life is on the decline”, yet it takes the death in this case the gruesome murder of just one person to agitate the radar of the Nation. Are we adding and respecting life?

He noted that, the National Constitution guarantees human rights “what happened to our colleague did not in any way, guaranty and protect human rights”. A solider who had a gun with him did not shoot is way out of danger but will want to reason and rationalize the situation he find himself in and with his attackers.

People are not prepared for reason, it tells a lot about the nature of the person we have lost, this should mark a water shared in the life of all Ghanaians, he said.

That is why I agree with the family head when he said, “it would be most unfortunate if anybody try to capitalize on this as a political event, but thankfully the whole Nation is up in arms against a few people who will want to politicize it. And I think that, what best we can do for Capt. Maxwell Mahama is to ensure that this becomes a never again for us as a Country”, he remarked.

And further added his voice to call by the Speaker of Parliament Rt Honorable Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye that the state should take care of the wife and children.

“We must also pursue justice to the latter of it, if this matter should be a water shared for us as a Country we must pursue it to its logical conclusion. Mob injustice cannot be allow to hold the Nation to ransom”.

He urged those circulating the horrific images on social media to put an immediate end to that practice, “the happy thing is that the Ministry of Communication has taken steps to block those media houses engage in that”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com