“We are living in are ‘shithole’ country, yes! We are living in a shithole country, but we don’t want American’s shit to fill our hole. Americans should take their America and we Ghanaians will take our Ghana. Is that a problem?
These are words of founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga.
Mr. Ayariga was speaking at Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF)-led demonstration organised to kick against the controversial Defence Cooperation Agreement between Ghana and the United States of America.
According to Mr. Ayariga, the Memorandum of Understanding for defence cooperation, which was approved by Parliament last Friday, amounted to the sale of Ghana’s sovereignty.
The former Presidential candidate of the All People’s Congress (APC), offered to pay the $20 million being invested by the United State into the Ghana Armed Forces for the defence pact to be cancelled.
“They think they can sell Ghana for $20m. They should come and I will give them $20m to cancel the deal. If they are hungry we are not hungry.”
Mr. Ayariga also slammed President Nana Akufo-Addo for allowing the deal to go through with a recourse to the national interest.
“A normal person will not sign this. When the American soldiers are coming to Ghana they will not go through our security. Is it Nana who signed this deal? The Nana Addo who calls himself a freedom fighter. We don’t want Americans in our country.” He said.
The demonstration which had thousands of protesters was attended by Former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and other bigwigs of the National Democratic Congress – Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okodzeto Ablakwa, MP for South Dayi, Rockson Dafiamekpor and the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia among others.