The hierarchy of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sanctioned the mass walk to be embarked on by its youth wing to the Flagstaff House to protest against the alleged harassment of its members.
However, they have warned that the party would not condone any illegitimate action and expect that the walk, scheduled for Friday, February 24 to be conducted within the ambit of the law.
The Deputy General Secretary of the party, Koku Anyidoho, confirmed the sanction of the demonstration to the Ghanaian Times in an interview yesterday.
He said the youth had the legitimate right to embark on the walk.
“To the extent that they are doing it in accordance with due process and not in violation of the laws of the country, they could embark on the walk to make their grievances known,” he stated.
Asked what the party’s next line of action would be, if the walk by the youth wing, which could happened at the back of series of press conferences on the alleged harassments, does not yield any results, he said “the party will not do anything to disturb the peace of the country.”
The youth wing of the NDC last week hinted of embarking on a mass walk through some major streets of Accra starting from Nkrumah Circle and ending at Afrikiko, where the leaders would present their letter of grievance to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at Flagstaff House.
A statement signed by its National Youth Organiser, Sidii Abubakar Musah , accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration of making the rank and file of the NDC, former government officials and Ghanaians working in government institutions the target of its “lawlessness”, since it assumed power.
It cited unprovoked attacks and unlawful seizure of properties of former government officials and said calls for an end to these acts have fallen on deaf ears.
“We shall not continue to sit down and endure the harassment and witch-hunting of the NPP just because we have lost power. Ghana belongs to all Ghanaians, and we in the NDC will not be treated differently,” the youth wing stated
By Jonathan Donkor