Ghana-US military deal: Minority to join Ghana first demo

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The Minority Caucus in Ghana’s Parliament has unanimously resolved to join the Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF) to demonstrate on Wednesday March 28 2018, against the Akufo-Addo Government over what it describes as betrayal of the Ghanaian people.

The minority says parliament’s ratification of the now infamous Ghana – US Military Base Agreement surrenders the country’s sovereignty and threatens the peace and stability of Ghana.

The Minority therefore, will join forces with the Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF), and all other groups who have so far registered their displeasure by expressing their unflinching support and participation in tomorrow’s “march of destiny”.

In a press statement signed by Ranking Member of Communications Committee of Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu Constituency, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini the MPs say the minority’s resistance to what it calls “betrayal” does not end with the walk-out in Parliament.

The statement  says the Minority NDC, will not limit itself to democratic options such as demonstrations, public fora, picketing and court actions but will urgently review the obnoxious agreement in an NDC administration.

It stressed that this is a principled position and any other country which brings similar agreements for Ghana’s ratification will attract and face the same level of resistance.

Read full statement below:

MINORITY DECLARES SUPPORT FOR AND PARTICIPATION IN GHANA FIRST DEMONSTRATION

The Minority Caucus in Parliament wishes to confirm that it has unanimously and without reservation resolved to support and join Ghanaians who will be demonstrating tomorrow morning in Accra against the Akufo-Addo Government’s betrayal of the Ghanaian people by surrendering our sovereignty and threatening the peace and stability of Ghana under the now infamous Ghana – US Military Base Agreement. Minority Members of Parliament will join forces with the Ghana First Patriotic Front (GFPF) and all other groups who have so far registered their displeasure by expressing their unflinching support and participation in tomorrow’s march of destiny. As we have stated time without number, the resistance to this betrayal does not end with our walk-out in Parliament when the NPP abused its majority. We continue to explore many democratic options not limited to demonstrations, public fora, picketing, court actions and the notice we have served that a future NDC Government will urgently review this obnoxious agreement. It must be stressed that this is a principled position and that any other country which brings a similar agreement for Ghana’s ratification will attract and face the same level of resistance. Indeed, Ghana First!

Signed,

Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini

Ranking Member, Communications Committee, Parliament

By: Abukari Jamaldeen, radiotamale.com