2016 Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghanaians will listen to the cries and complaints of the NPP, if President Mahama fails to listen.
Addressing a crowd of party supporters, amidst a three-hour anti Government protest, Nana Addo challenged President Mahama to change his governance style if the country is to be put on a sound footing.
Nana Addo reminded Ghanaians that the party was not out there on the streets to overthrow the Government but to demand accountability and better governance.
Nana Addo said the demonstration is a peaceful exercise adding the party had asked the police to arrest and deal accordingly with any recalcitrant individual or group.
He said they were out there to do God’s will saying “We did not come here to cause confusion. The battle is of the Lord’s and the battle continues to be that of the Lord. We put our trust in the almighty God to come and glorify himself. Let’s all come together and ask the President John Mahama to listen to our cries and change the way he is doing things”.
The march, which gathered momentum from the Obra Spot at Circle and went through major streets of the capital, ended at the Hearts Park near the Arts Center. Hundreds of party loyalists, who travelled from other parts of the country, were clad in black to signify darkness and in some cases red apparel which depicted their seriousness.
The demonstration, dubbed ‘Wɔn Gbo’ which literally means we’re dying, has seen many carrying placards some of which read ‘Mahama, we are tired’ Mahama dumsor wura’, Mahama when will you step down’?.
All national executives of the party led the demonstration including the party’s Flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, his Running Mate Dr. Bawumiah, Alan Kyeremangten, Osafo Marfo, Kennedy Agyepong and many more bigwigs of the party.
Although the police were there in their numbers, crowd control was quite difficult. According to the NPP, the demonstration is aimed at keeping government on its toes and also to alert government that it has failed in the delivery of its mandate.
Key amongst the reasons being cited for the demonstration is the incessant power outage popularly referred to as ‘Dumsor’.
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