The youth wing of the NDC are gearing up for a protest to drive home the neglect by the President and his appointees.
The youth wing of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) seems to be feeling the heat of the prevailing appalling conditions in the country.
They are currently gearing up for a protest march to drive home their concerns through a petition intended to be handed over to the President and the leadership of the party sometime this week.
At the heart of their concerns is the issue of neglect by the President and his appointees, from Ministers down to the lowest person on the ladder.
Leading the charge is ‘poor boy from Binduri’ Stephen Atubiga, a member of the party’s communications team, who dropped the hint on his Facebook wall Sunday morning, saying, “next week we will be sending a petition to the NDC headquarters and the President as the leader of our party about the neglect of the grassroots (foot soldiers) throughout the country.”
“All groups in every districts, constituencies, regions, should put your (their) grievances in writing, we will be providing information (on) how to send them. Some of you will be here for us to do the presentation,” he stated in the post.
It appears they are yet to inform the police about their intended action in conformity with the public order act, since the action would see them walk through some streets across the nation at the various levels of the party, from national to the constituencies.
According to him, “we will get police clearance of a venue to officially receive petition from grassroots throughout the country, then present them to the national executives officially.”
Atubiga, who was sent to jail for his comments during the famous 2012 election petition hearing, has therefore charged all grassroots members and foot soldiers to stay put as has been agreed, asking them not to misbehave on the event day but use the party structures to address their concerns.
Probably informed by what happened in the Ashanti regional branch of the party last week, where some disgruntled members of the NDC known as the Baashaka boys chased out its regional officers and closed down its offices in a hollywood style, Stephen Atubiga had cause to caution the party’s foot soldiers ahead of the march, saying, “please no violence.
All action or intention of misbehaving must stop for now. Be it against your MCE, DCE, party executives, minister, we are one NDC, one people, and one Ghana.”
The confusion that erupted in the Ashanti regional branch of the ruling party has since led to the dismissal of two government appointee—the Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, and his deputy, Joseph Yamin.
The bad blood between the two was said to be hampering development in the region after several attempts by the leadership of the party failed to yield any positive results.
The President is yet to appoint a substantive Minister and Deputy for the region. In the interim, the Brong- Ahafo Regional Minister has been asked to stir the affairs of the region till a new one is appointed.
Source: Daily Guide