I did not want to be tagged NDC – Hassan Ayariga

Mr. Hassan Ayariga
Mr. Hassan Ayariga

The Founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga says his absence at the “Kum yen preko” demonstration held in Accra is not an indication that he did not support the issues raised by the organizers, rather, he did not want to be tagged NDC (National Democratic Congress).

He also did not see the need to be there when there were no other flag bearers from other political parties at the demonstration, which the organizers say was well attended.

A section of demonstrators at the “Kum yen preko” demo

According to Mr. Ayariga the issues raised were very relevant, considering the current happenings in the country where many Ghanaians are faced with hardship due to government’s mismanagement of the economy, businesses collapsing and frequent attacks on journalists.

A section of demonstrators at the Kum yen preko demo
A section of demonstrators at the Kum yen preko demo
A section of demonstrators at the Kum yen preko demo

Mr. Ayariga was speaking in an interview on A1Radio’s Day Break Upper East programme on Wednesday with Samuel Mbura.

Even though the demonstration was organised by Coalition for Social Justice, Mr. Ayariga saw it as a National Democratic Congress activity and did not want to be tagged NDC, claiming that most of the people that formed the frontline were members and leaders of the National Democratic Congress.

On Tuesday July 9, scores of Ghanaians joined a demonstration organized by the Coalition for Social Justice and dubbed “Kum yen preko”. Their reasons were to call government’s attention to the hardship many Ghanaians are going through and also attacks on journalists in the country.

Touching on the collapse of some banks under the New Patriotic Party led government, Mr. Ayariga said the situation has brought serious difficulties to many businesses and Ghanaians in general and blamed government for deliberately making things difficult for the affected banks to meet their financial obligations to the Bank of Ghana.

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He alleged that government spared Data Bank because of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, adding that, he was very sure that the Data Bank like other banks could not meet the minimum capital requirement and wants the Data Bank to come out and prove him wrong.

Mr. Ayariga promised to continue keeping government on its toes till Ghanaians get what they deserve from government.

Source: | 101.1MHz | Ghana


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