NPP demonstrates against gov’t in Bolga

Dr. Bawumia(hands raised)leading the demonstrationTHOUSANDS of New Patriotic Party (NPP) members and supporters on Thursday took part in a massive demonstration at Bolgatanga, capital of the Upper East Region, to protest against what they described as the suffering and hardship of Ghanaians.

The demonstration dubbed, “la wontume” in Grune, meaning we are suffering, was undertaken by supporters from all parts of the Upper East Region and some dignitaries from other parts of the country.

The demonstration was led by Dr. Mohamudu Bawumia, running-mate of Nana Akufo Addo, the 2016 flag-bearer of the NPP, Mr. John Boadu, National Organiser, Mr. Sammy Awuku, National Youth Organiser and Mr. Adams Mahama Akalbilla, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the party.

The demonstrators marched through some principal streets of Bolgatanga wearing black and red dresses and holding placards with inscriptions, “The hardships are too much”, “Drop Mahama in 2016” and “Pregnant women are dying”.

Others also read, “When will Humado, Pele, Betty and Co face the law?” “NHIS is dying,” “Dumsor is killing us,” “Reduce fuel price now,” and “Nana Addo is the only option”.

The demonstrators on the streetsThe demonstrators finally converged on the Jubilee Park where they were addressed by some dignitaries of the party.

Dr. Bawumia said President Mahama had failed Ghanaians because everything about his administration was “wahala”, meaning suffering in Hausa.

He reminded Ghanaians that they voted for prosperity, but the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), was moving the country backwards, describing that as “a breach of promise”.

Dr. Bawumia accused the Mahama-led administration of corruption and urged the people to vote the NDC out of power in the 2016 general election.

He said the time for a change of government had come and urged demonstrators to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party, led by its presidential candidate, Nana Akufo Addo, in 2016, for the party to come to power to solve the problems confronting the nation.

Mr. Akalbilla, on his part, said he was touched by the high rate of youth unemployment in the region which made him take part in active politics to help change the NDC government for the NPP to come to power to create the needed jobs for the youth.

He urged NPP supporters in the region to be vigilant and also vote massively for the party in 2016.

Mr. Akalbilla commended the people for coming out in their numbers to take part in the demonstration.

From Ibrahim A. Mohammed, Bolgatanga

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