It’s not true that I called NDC MPs hooligans – Dr. Ernest Addison

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison has responded to the accusations that he called members of Parliament from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as hooligans.

BoG governor, Dr. Ernest Addison

He said he never called them hooligans during the #OccupyBoG protest in October last year.

Dr Addison clarified that the reported description did not originate from him but from the foreign Media House that initially covered the story.

During his appearance before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Parliament on Monday, April 8, 2024, Dr Ernest Addison firmly rejected these assertions, stating that the term “hooliganism” was an interpretation by the Media House and not an accurate representation of his words.


“This is what I am coming to say that those who know me and know my character…you have not heard a single word of a recorded message with me describing parliamentarians in that manner. This was some foreign journalist’s description of the conversation we had and I disowned it,” he stated.

In October 2023, a coalition comprising minority parliamentarians, NDC supporters, and various interest groups organized the #OccupyBoG demonstration, demanding the resignations of Dr Addison and his deputies over allegations of economic mismanagement and unauthorized currency printing.

In response to the protest, Dr Addison labelled the demonstrators as “hooligans” and asserted that neither he nor his deputies would resign.

In an interview with the international business website Central Banking, Dr Addison characterized the NDC-led protest as “completely unnecessary.”


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