Thousands of supporters of the National Democratic Congress [NDC] hit the streets of Accra to register their vexation concerning the recent injustices in the country under the watch of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Themed ‘March 4 Justice’, the protest put up by the Youth-wing of the opposition NDC started from the Accra Mall and ended at the Parliament House, with ten pickup trucks parked with public address systems giving the protestors good feel of back to back reggae tunes throughout the demonstration.
The supporters, who are clad in red and black apparels are seen holding placards with various inscriptions including, “Akufo-Addo, you are a dictator”, “Kum Yem Preko”, “We feel your silence Akufo-Addo and Bawumia”, “Ghanaian lives matter”, “Ahmed Suale deserved to live”, “No justice for the dead”, “no peace, #WeAreAllKaaka”, among others.
Addressing the gathering, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said “The demonstration was to signal the beginning of public sensitization activities to compel the government to rid the security agencies of NPP hoodlums and misfits who have been recruited and are being used to terrorize innocent and peace-loving Ghanaians.”
Arriving at the Seat of Government, the National Youth Organizer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. George Opare Addo handed over the petition to the Deputy Chief of Staff in Charge of Operations, Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman who received the petition on behalf of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Your Excellency, without mincing words, it is heart wrenching to state that your government has so far delivered the antithesis of almost all what you promised Ghanaians. It cannot be gainsaid that if you objectively and sincerely looked back, reflect on the state of the country bequeathed to you and what you have done with it in five years, you have eroded almost all the strides our country have made. If our country was a clock, you have rolled it anti-clockwise. Though our country was riddled with some age long challenges before you took over; issues of corruption, unemployment, nepotism, cronyism and insecurity among other things, have increased unimaginably. You will agree with us that our country needs fixing and there cannot be any good time to fix it than now.
The danger, Your Excellency, is that there is no commitment from you and your government that these life threatening challenges facing our country will be, at least, reduced. Instead of teaming up with those who have taken inspiration from your edicts to be citizens and not spectators to fix the country, your government is surprisingly averse to calls asking for the fixing of our beloved country. Those crusading for the country to be fixed have become enemies of your government as they are either being intimidated, harassed or killed.” George Opare Addo stated
“On behalf of the President, I have received this petition. I listened to the articulation, they contained some democratic issues and issues that border on the rule of law. I am sure the appropriate authorities will be detailed and directed to do that which is possible and necessary under the dictates of our constitution. Thank you so much for coming and may God bless us all and our homeland Ghana,” Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman stated.
The protestors ended their march at the Parliament House after presenting their petition to Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin.
The NDC’s Youth-wing demonstration comes on the back of the recent attack on the protesting Ejura youth and some residents of Wa in the Upper West Region, by security personnel.
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