|Audio Attachment:Listen to Kwamena Duncan On Peae FMs 'kokrokoo'|
Former Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has raised an objection against former President John Dramani Mahama to stand for re-election.
Former President John Mahama has filed his nomination to become flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress for the second time and is seeking to become President again.
But Kwamena Duncan has vehemently resented this move, stressing it is an aberration of the 1992 Constitution.
Reading portions of the constitution on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' programme, he argued that Mr. Mahama is already enjoying the constitutional benefits of a former President and cannot come back for more.
The constitution, he said, "is not discriminating amongst whichever way you became a past President. It is not! That for your emoluments, for your pension, whether you resigned or you were removed as President from office or you were only successful for a term; you must have your pension . . . it cannot be that for a system somebody is packaged a pension, he's been given his pension . . . and being treated as former President . . . I cannot see how in the pubic service, someone goes on pension and by certain arrangement, he comes back again into office and then he works to another pension".
He added;"This constitution is not envisaging that when someone becomes a past President where he has his pension, he will come back again and serve as President and be given another pension."
" . . how can you have a system where somebody could have two pensions?", he questioned.
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
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