Pressure group Economic Fighters League (EFL) has refused to participate in the upcoming demonstration being organized by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) dubbed “A March for Justice” to register the party’s displeasure at how the nation is being governed.
The group, together with #FixTheCountry campaigners, has been denied a right to protest for months over similar concerns.
The Ghana Police Service dragged them to court over fears that the march could be a super spreader event of the COVID-19 pandemic but permitted the NDC to go ahead with its planned protest on Tuesday, 6 July 2021.
To this end, the Fighters, in a statement, have asked: “So, why would the system be so obvious in its bias? In allowing the NDC to march, the establishment deliberately subdues and dismantles your power as citizens, further tying your hands to the rotten system where you continue to be denied your basic needs and rights”.
The group said the NDC, just like the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), are equal partners in creating and sustaining the anti-people establishment that oppresses the citizenry.
“Once we understand this fact, we are able to see why the system can deny us our #FixTheCountry demonstration and allow the NDC to march.”
The group said it has, therefore, decided not to participate in the NDC demonstration but will not hold it against anyone for participating.
Meanwhile, the Fighters said they will organise their own #FixTheCountry demonstration on Wednesday, 4 August 2021.