VIDEO: ‘Fix the Country’ Leadership needs to be arrested for their utterances – Hopson Adorye & Owusu Bempah to IGP

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A group calling itself, ‘FixingTheCountry Movement’, has petitioned the Ag. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akufo Dampare, to invite and investigate leaders of the ‘FixTheCountry’ protesters, for allegedly making treasonable comments at their recent demonstration in Accra.

According to the group, some leaders of the FixTheCountry protesters, whilst addressing patrons at the demonstration, made comments that undermine the country’s 1992 constitution.

Two of the conveners of the new group, Ernest Owusu Bempah, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Gas Company Limited, and 2020 New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Kpone Katamanso constituency, Hopeson Adorye, while presenting the petition on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, said leaders of FixtheCountry cannot demand that the country be fixed whilst they flout the country’s supreme laws.

Mr Owusu Bempah said whilst the leaders of the FixTheCountry protests were addressing their members, some said whereas in the past the military had used its might to overthrow governments in the country, they would not use weapons but will use their voice to destroy the Fourth Republic.

For him, such a comment was in direct contravention of Article 3 (a) and (b) of the 1992 Constitution of the country, which makes even an attempt to overthrow the Constitution a treasonable offence.

“At their last demonstration, they made some treasonable statements and we find it very important to draw the police’s attention to it,” he said.

Apart from a transcribed statement, the petitioners also attached an audio of the alleged treasonable comments made by leaders of the “FixTheCountry” protests.

Mr Owusu Bempah also urged the Ga traditional authorities to summon radio presenter, Captain Smart for allegedly pouring libation at the Independence Square during the FixTheCountry rally without seeking the permission of the Chief Priest of the Ga State.

He was of the view that Captain Smart did not respect the traditions of the Ga people, by pouring the libation without their permission.

The Chief of Staff to the IGP, Chief Superintendent Alex Kwame Safo Adu, who received the petition on behalf of the IGP pledged that he would deliver it to the IGP for onward action.