The National Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has described as problematic, the main opposition NDC’s inability to mobilize Tens of Thousands of Ghanaians to join them on the streets in yesterday’s Kum Yen Preko demonstration organized by the Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ).
Accordign to him the NDC’s inability to mobilize Tens of Thousands to come out and demonstrate clearly shows that they are losing in their bid to gain a foothold in Ghanaian politics.
The 'Kum Yen Preko' protest which was held on Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, according to the Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ) was against what they described as hardship, insecurity, and oppression being experienced under the current Akufo-Addo administration.
Ahead of the demonstration, the Convener of CSJ, Sammy Gyamfi who is also the National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in an interview said the demonstration will be epic and will send a strong signal to the Akufo Addo government.
National Organizer of the NDC, Joshua Akamba believes the demonstration yesterday was one of the largest mass demonstration ever held in the history of Ghanaian politics insisting it was successful by all standards.
'Thousands, including taxi drivers, kayayei's, others took to the streets in protests against the poor governance of the Akufo-Addo-led administration, said the National Organizer of the NDC.
But the affable National Organizer of the ruling NPP, Sammi Awuku speaking on Kasapa FM, said the much-talked about demo - 'Kum Yen Preko' was a fiasco despite the increased influence of the main opposition NDC in the march.
“In fact they couldn’t hit the numbers they projected for the demonstration. Ahead of the march, the Regional Organizer of the party, Anthony Nukpenu said they were looking forward for the NDC MPs to bring on board about 100 people each. If you do the calculation, then they should have expected not less than 1000 or 1500 considering the number of MPs they have in the region, and a total turn out of 30000.
“But the crowd that we saw is not fit for the largest opposition party that wants to snatch power from a ruling government. This is not the numbers me personally I was expecting. We’ve organized demonstrations in this country, from “Atta Adaadaa yen” under Prof. Mills in 2009 and the “W)n Gbo” demonstration that shook the foundation of NDC government, which according to International media reported that the opposition massed almost 1 million Ghanaians on the streets. So for me, this particular demonstration is nothing to write home about after the NDC heralding issues like hunger, stark poverty and security problems among others. This shows two things that one, the party is weak on the grounds when it comes to mobilizing and organizing. And secondly, there is a disconnect between the party and the issues they marched on," he stressed.