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General News Thu, 26 Jan 2012

AFAG demands Prez Mills’ resignation

The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), is calling for President Mills’ head following a litany of state issues they contend the president has failed to handle properly.

AFAG which embarked on a demonstration Wednesday cited the ongoing Woyome saga, the recent increase in fuel price and the dwindling fortunes of the cedi on the world market as some of their reasons for the president to resign.

The demonstration dubbed “Atta Wayo Demo” drew scores of NPP sympathizers and other AFAG members from four other regions outside the Greater Accra region to the Holy gardens, at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

Before the demonstration got underway, members converged in different groups whiles chanting songs demanding the removal of the president and a refund of the 58 million Ghana cedis judgment debt paid to NDC businessman Alfred Woyome.

As is typical of demonstrations in the country, the demonstrators clad in red and black attires carried placards some of which read “Atta you have disappointed us”, “reduce petrol prices now” and “419 government” among others.

They also came out with a mathematical formula which read [(A+B) X (C+D) X (E-F)] = GARGANTUAN CRIMINALS.

They explained the formula thus: A represented former Education Minister, Betty Mould Iddrisu, B= Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, the letter C according to them stood for President Mills, D for the Vice President, John Mahama , E for the NDC party and F for Former President Jerry John Rawlings.

The demonstrators went through some principal streets in the capital such as Farisco Avenue and the Ministries area before converging at the Hearts park near the Arts centre in Accra where the demonstrators were addressed by their leaders amidst brass band music.

A leading member of AFAG, John Kumah in an interview with Multi TV’s Joy News channel said the huge judgment debt paid to Alfred Woyome was evident of the prevailing corruption in the NDC.

He said President Mills and the NDC have failed their promises to Ghanaians and thus called on the citizenry to vote the NDC government out of power in the December polls.

AFAG president Samuel Awuku who led the demonstration indicated that the NDC government had failed in its mandate to rule the nation hence the need to vote the party out of power.

He decried the high unemployment rate and increase in fuel prices in the country noting that the NDC government was insensitive to the sufferings of Ghanaians.

The NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the Dome Kwabenya constituency, Adwoa Safo, who was also part of the demonstration tasked supporters of the NPP to unite in order to vote the NDC out of power.

Source: myjoyonline