Speaker absent as NDC presents petition to Parliament
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has presented its second petition to the leadership of Parliament following a five-hour march on Tuesday, July 6 to demand justice for the atrocities caused by the security agencies under the current government.
The first petition was presented earlier to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on whose behalf a Deputy Chief of Staff, Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, received at the Jubilee House.
Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin was absent and so leadership of both the Majority and Minority was at hand to receive the petition.
Leader of the protest, George Opare Addo, who is also the National Youth Organiser of the largest opposition party, has warned that further action will be taken if the demands contained in the petition are not met.
“The demonstration is one of many options that is available to us,” he told TV3‘s Komla Adom after presenting the petition to the leadership of Parliament.
“This is the first step and subsequently if nothing happens, we will advise ourselves and take other measures that will compel this government to keep to the oath of office that they swore to us.”
Stampede at Parliament gate as NDC protesters struggle to enter
There was stampede at the entrance to the Parliament as protesters of the March for Justice demonstration by the NDC clashed with security officers.
There was a clear disregard for the social distance protocol on Covid-19 as the organisers made their way to the legislative assembly to present a petition to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
Presidency receives NDC’s March for Justice petition
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has presented its petition to the Presidency as scores of supporters marching in Tuesday’s protest head to Parliament House.
Dubbed ‘March for Justice’, the protest is demanding justice for families who have lost relatives as a result of “state-sponsored thuggery” – as the NDC puts it – in the hands of the police and military under the current administration.
It is under the auspices of the Youth Wing of the party.
The first of two petitions was presented by NDC’s General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia and Women’s Organiser Hannah Bissiw.
It was received at the Jubilee House by a Deputy Chief of Staff, Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman.