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Looking at their utterances and actions, Ashanti Regional Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sam Pyne, has predicted that #Fixthecountry movement will turn into a political party.
“I can assure you that after this round, they will form a political party; mark it!!! If you claim both the NDC and the NPP are not options which political party is?” he queried.
The much-talked-about demonstration of the social media hashtag group came off on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The aim was to draw the government’s attention to various challenges in the country including the lack of jobs.
The protesters held placards with words such as; ‘Ghana is the most religious yet most corrupt’, ‘If Ghana was your personal property, would you run it like this?’, ‘No to Nepotism, Family and Friends Government’, ‘Fix Dumsor’ among others.
Sam Pyne who was contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’ urged protesters not to use hatred, envy” to address their issues.
According to him, in as much as they have the right to protest and to speak freely, “they should be sincere and honest. They shouldn’t be hypocrites!”
Meanwhile, Sam Pyne has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of being behind the numerous placards used by the demonstrators.
“I have evidence that the NDC wrote the placards,” he told other panel members on the show.
Listen to him in the video below
Fixthecountry campaign is a hashtag which started on social media on Wednesday, May 04, 2021, with a call on Government for urgent social and economic reforms in the country.
Conveners of the Movement decided to embark on a protest on May 9 but were restrained by an order from the High Court presided over by Mrs Justice Ruby Aryeetey.
However, a Supreme Court Panel, presided over by Justice Yaw Appau, later set aside the High Court order allowing the group to embark on their demonstration on August 4.