In an email to Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), a group calling itself Patriotic Forum for Accountability Governance (PaFFAG) requested permission to march in Accra in favor of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
According to the letter sent to the IGP, the procession would take place every day from Friday, December 1 through Friday, January 5, 2024, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
“The purpose of this procession or assembly is to express our heartfelt appreciation to His Excellency President Akufo-Addo for sustaining the nation through Covid-19 pandemic and setting the nation on a path of economic recovery,” said the letter signed by the Bono Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC.
“Our intention is to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals to come together to show gratitude to President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party.”
This action is perceived as retaliation for the convenors of #FixTheCountry and #OccupyJulorbiHouse announcing that they will picket outside the government building from Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 31.
The one-month protest will be known as “#JustResign,” according to a statement released by organizers Democracy Hub on Monday, October 9.
“The picket, themed #OccupyJulorbiHouse and #JustResign, will call on the President of Ghana, to resign immediately or be impeached by Parliament,” its statement said.
According to them, President Akufo-Addo’s stewardship of Ghana “demonstrates incompetence, a lack of integrity, routine abuse of power, and greed”.
“We are perturbed by high levels of persistent unemployment among the youth and the level of economic mismanagement that has jeopardised the future of young people as well as pushed nearly a million Ghanaians into poverty.”
They will convene at the 37 Lorry Station, just like in the Thursday, September 21-23 demo, before marching towards the seat of government.
PaFFAG’s request to the police also indicated same location as its converging point.
“We have carefully selected 37 bus stop to Jubilee House as the route for this demonstration due to its visibility and accessibility.
“We assure you that we will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of all participants and the general public.”