The National Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, says the widely publicized “Kum Yen Preko” demonstration failed woefully due to poor organization.
According to the astute politician, the issues the organizers of the demonstration raised prior to the protest did not resonate with the people.
Coalition for Social Justice, a pressure group, organized “Kum Yen Preko” demonstration in Accra to express their displeasure over what they describe as severe hardship, insecurity, and attacks on media freedom and a host of other issues of national interest.
Some groups of people who took part in the demonstration included; Concerned Drivers Union, True Drivers Union, Free Media Vanguard, the Coalition for National Sovereignty, disgruntled MenzGold customers, unpaid customers of Gold Coast Fund Management.
The protest was also highly participated by some key members of the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Embattled Chairman for the NDC, Chairman Ofosu Ampofo, Asiedu Nketia, Sam George, Oye Lithur, Hannah Bissue, Alex Segbefia, Sammy Gyamfi were sighted in the protest.
Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, The National Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, said the protest, which was “politicized” failed because some of the issues raised by the organizers were out-of-date.
Citing the famous #DropthatChamber saga, Sammy Awuku mentioned that the project, which was highly criticized, has been suspended by parliament and was needles in ”Kum Yen Preko”.
“If you compare the celebrated ‘Won Gbo’ demonstration to this very one, you will understand the point I am trying to make. According to international reports, ‘won gbo’ demonstration pulled over 1million people to the street…it is certain that the organization of the protest was not effective. Will nursing trainee students, teacher trainees students not take part in such a demo when their allowance has been restored?”
He noted that when the fundamentals of the issues raised for a protest are weak, organizers will be exposed by the numbers when the protest is held.
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