The Fixing the Country Movement, a pro-government advocacy group, is calling for the immediate arrest of one of the leading names of the #FixTheCountry demonstration, Oliver Barker-Vormawor for what they describe as inciting protesters to overthrow the constitution.
In a press statement released today, the Group is of the view that by making that bold declaration, Mr Barker-Vormawor is imminently imperiling the life of the fourth republican constitution.
The Fixing The Country Movement is appalled at the very treasonable statement authored by the leader of the Fix the Country demonstration, Oliver Barker-Vormawor at their August 4, public manifestation. This according to the Constitution is a treasonable statement.
The Group says while he may have exercised his constitutional right, Oliver Barker-Vormawor’s position as the leader of pressure group, and the constitutional expectations of law abiding citizens require that he is more circumspect in his public utterances.
“The incitement of insurrection against the constitution is not secret but public and known to everyone who cares to know.Indeed, this is a flagrant breach of the Criminal and Other Offences ACT(Act 29) section 180 which makes the threat of insurrection a treasonable offence,” they stated.
The statement signed by Ernest Owusu Bempah, Convener for the Fixing The Country Movement, is calling for the immediate arrest of Mr. Barker-Vormawor over the treasonable statements he has been making after the demonstration.
The Group says it wants to reiterate the call by many for the Police service and the National Intelligence Bureau(NIB) to as a matter of urgency smoke out this character and his enablers and hold them accountable.
According to them, all over the world, throughout history, the treatment against traitors to a nation has always been the same: arrest swiftly, prosecute vigorously, sentence harshly. Every single person who is involved in conniving to have the fourth republican constitution overthrown needs to be treated the exact same way. Every one of them need to be hauled into court and be found guilty of sedition or treason.
The Fixing The Country Movement averred that the country cannot allow those who are calling for the collapse of the 1993 constitution to get off without any consequences to their actions, and called on the IGP to act swiftly.
They explained that the impression of impunity may encourage others to take the same route and it may ultimately lead to violence and the destruction of the fabric of the State, and they further call on the IGP to as a matter of urgency, show leadership and deal with the matter swiftly and in the strongest possible way.