#OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration was a failure – Hassan Tampuli
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Gushegu, Hassan Tampuli, has described the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration as a failure.
Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, he said he was designated by the government to receive the petition but nothing came to him.
“It became very necessary for us to meet them. At some point, I was told, for instance, that all of them wanted to come. So we said okay we will move to where you are if you just want to present a petition. I will move under escort to wherever they were.
“That was when I was told that actually there was no petition. So it is like a right that has been exercised but the point hasn’t been drummed home. So the leadership actually failed,” Tampuli added.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Accra on Saturday for three days of anti-government protests linked to economic hardship that led to dozens of arrests on the first day.
Despite the police’s orders, the group leaders insisted on proceeding with the protest. On Thursday, September 21, the police halted the group from gathering at Jubilee House, leading to the arrest of 49 members of Democracy Hub.
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