NDC calls for massive participation in Tuesday's protest

BY: Getrude Ankah Nyavi
Johnson Asiedu Nketia
Johnson Asiedu Nketia

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on Ghanaians to massively participate in the protest march for justice being organised by the Youth Wing of the Party.

The demonstration and street protest will take place tomorrow Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

The call is contained in a presser signed by the General Secretary of NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia on Monday, July 5, 2021, in Accra.

According to the party, the protest is to “help raise awareness about the state of insecurity and lawlessness in Ghana and compel President Akufo-Addo to wake up from his slumber and act with urgency”.

Mr Nketia said the protest march will therefore remind President Akufo-Addo of his responsibilities towards the people of Ghana especially in the area of public safety and security.

He said the protest also seeks to draw the attention of the government to the growing loss of public confidence in the hierarchy of some security agencies.

“The march will also 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”.

The march will also be in solidarity with the silent majority of security personnel who are concerned about the undue politicization of recruitment and appointments to the detriment of professionalism and discipline”, he said.

He added that the NDC intends to remind the Akufo Addo régime that Ghanaians have had enough of the state-sponsored brutalities and harassment against innocent, peace-loving citizens”.

“The NDC is alarmed and appalled at the increased-spate of state-sponsored brutalities, killings and harassment against innocent citizens being supervised by President Akufo-Addo, as was witnessed during the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election and the December 7 Polls in Techiman South and other areas, as well as the Gregory Afoko case and the recent murder of Ibrahim Mohammed, AKA Kaaka by hoodlums belonging to the NPP and state-sponsored killings and maiming of some innocent youth of Ejura”, he said.

He, therefore, reiterated the call for all and sundry to join in the protest, “These issues are of grave concern to Ghanaians across the political spectrum. We, therefore, urge the public to join hands with the youth of the NDC in a common goal to restore sanity into the security services and the nation as a whole”.