Joshua Hamidu Akamba, the National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has claimed that if President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo refuses to budge on the E-Levy, they will put pressure on him until he commits himself.
He made the bold remarks on the margins of the Yentua Demonstration, which was organized by the NDC’s youth wing to demonstrate Ghanaians’ indifference in the infamous and contentious Electronic Transactions Levy.
He told the media that the protest’s goal was to fight for the ordinary Ghanaian, and that if the president does not comply, the last resort will be for him to commit suicide.
“What is happening is that President Akufo-Addo has decided to rob us of our hard-earned money, and I have stated it so many times that if President Akufo-Addo does not listen, if you know how Adolf Hitler died himself, Akufo-Addo will kill himself with this E-Levy.”
“I can guarantee you that if he does not entirely remove it, we will put pressure on him until he decides to commit himself,” he stated.
On several of Accra’s main avenues, tens of thousands of Ghanaians joined the protest. The protests came to a close at Parliament House, where the leadership was presented with a petition.
Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader in Parliament, and Frank Annoh-Dompreh, the Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, respectively, received the petition on behalf of the Speaker of Parliament.