He said the statement by Prof. Atuguba that Ghana’s recent economic challenges can be a recipe for a coup d’etat was baseless and crude.
According to him, such comments are lies and propaganda influenced by evil and serious people like the law professor should not be engaging in such lies.
“You Dr. Atuguba, you were a member of John Mahama’s cabinet [in 2013 at a time the cedi was ranked worst currency in Africa]. This was an economic crisis not occasioned by COVID but occasioned by pure mismanagement of the economy and ineptitude …”
“Dr Atuguba, you were sitting in John Mahama’s cabinet, no COVID, nothing and this is what you gave us in 2013; did you call for a coup at that time? Did you know then that when there is economic hardship there will be a coup?”, he said.
“You broke all the economic bottles and glasses in the Jubilee House; everything was broken. No COVID, nothing…Dr Atuguba did anybody says we should go and do a coup when you and your administration put off the lights for years and the economy was down for years, did anybody say coup?” he quizzed.
“Speak the truth…, don’t speak lies and propaganda influenced by evil. These kinds of propaganda are influenced by evil; it is coming from the pits of hell when you look at the people who are talking…it is only evil that can make you do that.”
Turning to Prof. Raymond Atuguba’s photo on his touchscreen, Adom-Otchere advised the law professor to repent and not to do that again.
“Dr. Atuguba, don’t do that again. You are a nice guy, we respect you; don’t do that again, don’t let partisanship worry you ok? This partisanship is evil, repent, read John 3:16; repent,” he stressed.
Professor Raymond Atuguba, at a public forum in Accra, referenced one Samuel Huntington’s Ph.D. thesis and said the current economic situation could trigger a coup.
“We do not want a coup in this country yet I fear that if we do not act quickly, we may have one on our hands very soon. A former colleague doctoral Ph.D. student wrote his dissertation also on Ghana.
“He now teaches at a War College in the US. Whilst my topic was on the Ghana Police, his topic was on the Ghana military”, Prof. Atuguba said.