Alex Segbefia, a former Health Minister under John Dramani Mahama, has demanded that the procedures necessary for a presidential election to be held in Ghana as soon as possible be activated.
He claims that the country’s economic problems have grown so bad that the only option for regaining public trust in Ghana’s economy is to overthrow the existing administration.
According to Alex Segbefia, who made these comments on Joy News’ Newsfile on Saturday (November 5), which Ghanatodayonline was monitoring, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government’s resignation will send a message to the world that Ghana is serious about fixing its problems.
“I think that if we had a structure that would allow us to simply go for elections tomorrow, it should be activated.
” it (holding the elections) will boost confidence which is needed at this time in the international market. People will now begin to take Ghana seriously as trying to solve its problems,” he said.
The former health minister added that the fundamental reason for those clamoring for the resignation of finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta is the need to reestablish trust in Ghana’s economy.
It’s not because people have a problem with the finance minister personally, he claimed; that is one of the key reasons why people are calling for him.
Because of the steadfast stance he had previously maintained against the fund, he said, Ofori-Atta should have been fired the instant the president requested an engagement with the IMF for a rescue.
The only way a presidential election may be place in Ghana before December 7, 2024, according to the host of Newsfile, lawyer Samson Lardy Anynini, is if the president resigns, dies, or is impeached by Parliament.
He continued by saying that, in the event of any of the aforementioned events, the speaker of Parliament would assume office as president and elections would be held within three months.