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Scores of Ghanaians on Thursday expressed their dissatisfaction with the ruling Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government through a unity/solidarity walk through some principal streets of Accra. They have conveniently called for the return of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to power so as to save the country from economic hardship.
At the Walk which started from the Nima roundabout through Accra Newtown to Kwame Nkrumah circle, most traders and onlookers were seen waving the crowd in support of the walk which was also to show solidarity to the Founder’s Day celebration.
Most traders along the routs who could not hide their love and support of the NDC were seen in the party T-shirts and other NDC paraphernalia, chanting songs and slogans of the NDC, Eye zu, eye za, JM onaapo, among others.
It was evidently clear on the faces of Ghanaians that the economy is not good and that they seriously yearned for the return of the NDC into government.
The enthusiasm and the cry for NDC return was also witnessed at the Central Business District of Accra as most market women could not hide their joy in seeing NDC. Some expressed regret for voting the NPP into power and called for change, as they chant, “Change for Change,” to signify their support to remove the Akufo-Addo government in 2020 general elections.
They asserted that the ruling NPP has stalled the development of the country, worse of all the complained of the delay in the validation that comes ahead of their September salary.
The former Mayor of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr. Kojo Bonsu, who initiated the ‘Unity Walk’, with the maiden edition held in Tamale some two weeks ago said the ‘struggling NPP government has worsen the plight of Ghanaians with their insensitive policies.
According to him, at every corner in Ghana, people are crying and most of them who were deceived at the 2016 elections have regretted voting for the NPP and Nana Akufo-Addo.
He told THE REPUBLIC that, the UNITY WALK is organized to ensure the party remains united and focus on the next election, adding that it would help heal wounds within the rank and file of the party ahead of the election 2020.
The former KMA Boss hinted that, after Greater Accra, the next walk would come off at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The Greater Accra Unity Walk was spearheaded by the Joseph Ade Coker led NDC Regional Executives.
Scores of party supporters’, including former Vice President Paa Kwsi Amissah Arthur took part in the walk even though he had to stop midway to attend to other equally important activities.
Some of the party gurus and flagbeaer Aspirants who joined the ‘Unity Walk’ included former Chief of staff, Julius Debra, Lee Ocran, Prof. Joshual Alarbi, and Sylvester Mensah, among many others.
Other notable personalities included National Chairman Kofi Portuphy, National Organizer Kofi Adams, Deputy National General Secretary Koku Anyidoho, some sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), former MPs, former Ministers, constituencies and branch executives were fully participated.
Addressing the teeming supporters at the Community Centre near Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Kofi Portuphy said Ghana has only one founder, and that was Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and no other person or persons like the NPP government wants Ghanaians to believe.
He encouraged the party’s foot-soldiers to remain committed as usual and work hard for the NDC to return to power in 2020 as Ghanaians are demanding.
Portuphy also charged the party followers to come to the National Theatre to listen for themselves the real history about who founded Ghana,
Other leading members took turns to address the NDC supporters and urged them to not be discouraged as Ghanaians are realizing the difference between the NDC and the NPP, to determine which is more competent to develop Ghana.
Source: Delali A. Awuyeh