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'Constitution day as public holiday is meaningless' – RRM

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A group calling itself The Revisionist Resistance Movement (RRM) says government’s decision to set aside January 7, as Consitution day is without merit and meaningless.

According to the group, declaring a Constitution holiday in place of the Republic holiday is a clear manifestation of lack of appreciation of Ghana’s history and an attempt to provoke citizens reaction.

A statement signed by the Convenor Bernard Mornah and copied to gbcghanaonline in Accra, January 7, said the fact that constitutional governments have been toppled cannot or does not in any way connote the abrogation of Ghana’s Republic.

Adding that it is a distortion of history and pollution to the fertile minds of the youth.

Below Is The Full Statement:

Constitution day as public holiday is meaningless

The Revisionist Resistance Movement (RRM) Wishes to state without doubt that
governments decision to set aside 7th January as Consitution day is without merit and
at best meaningless, a distortion of history and pollution to the fertile minds of our
youth.

Declaring a constitution holiday in place of the republic holiday is a clear manifestation
of lack of appreciation of our history as a country and attempt to provoke citizens reaction.

Without retracing our historical journey as a nation, OSAGYEFOR Dr. Kwame Nkrumah obtained Ghana’s Republican Status on the 1st of July 1960.

This day effectively sealed the full independence and self rule of Ghana. It also shattered
colonial rule a it made Ghana a truly Independent nation.

Thus the REPUBLIC OF GHANA has been same irrespective of whether civilian or military governments are in.place.

The fact that constitutional governments have been toppled cannot or does not in any way connote the abrogation of our Republic.

Thus, the Republic of Ghana is static and unchangeable whereas a constitution of Ghana is dynamic and subject to change.

It is, therefore, incongruous for the government to substitute the celebration of the Republic day with the celebration of the constitution.

We condemn this act totally. It smacks off dihonesty, it is disingenuous, disservice to the good people of Ghana and bastardizes our self worth as a people.

Yours in the struggle, Bernard Mornah (Convenor)

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