Organizers of Thursday February 7, 2019, ‘Aagbe Wɔ’ protest say they will not heed to the suggested traditional routes the police have given them.
The suggested traditional routes by the police start from the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle through some principal streets in the nation’s capital to the Accra Hearts of Oak training park, near the coast, the converging point.
However, the Inter-Party Coalition For National Sovereignty, organisers of tomorrow’s demonstration, said they would go by their routes to the police which start from the Obra Spot, then to Farrisco through UTC and High Street and then to the Ministry of Interior, where their leadership would present a petition to the sector Minister.
From there, they would march to the Police Headquarters to present another petition to either the Inspector General of Police (IGP) or his representative, and finally at the Jubilee House, where they would present their last petition to a representative of the President, who has travelled abroad.
The demonstration, dubbed: ‘Aagbe Wɔ’, to wit, ‘they are killing us’, is to hoist red flags against the high insecurity, economic hardship, selective injustice and large family and friends governance by the ruling NPP government, Desmond Ntow, a member of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and one of the organizers of the demonstration, explained.
He said the organizers are unable to go by the routes suggested to them by the police “because tomorrow’s demonstration is not about comfort. We want Ghanaians to know the reality on the grounds and how unsafe they are if they do not arise to talk.”
Mr Ntow said the police should not stop them from peacefully converging at the Jubilee House to present their petition especially when Occupy Ghana, a political pressure group, converged at the seat of Government to present its petition to then President John Mahama.
“Occupy Ghana later became ‘Occupy Flagstaff House’, but the police did not stop the group. They marched peacefully to the venue. So you see, there has been a precedent and the police, must not be hypocrites,” he said.
Desmond Ntow said tomorrow’s demonstration would be a litmus test to the police, and to him, he expects a professional policing from the personnel who would be deployed to the grounds.
The Inter-Party Coalition For National Sovereignty has a membership from all the political parties except the NPP and National Democratic Party (NDP), he said, explaining that “these two parties are comfortable with the happenings in the country”.
“Therefore, those of us who are not happy with what we are witnessing in our country, call on all those who think like us to join us tomorrow to march for the government to change its ways to set us free from this economic and insecurity jail,” he asserted.
By: Umar Sheriff / awakenewsonline.com