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General News of Saturday, 21 April 2018


Akufo-Addo ambushed by Ghana-US deal protestors in London

The protesters hooted at President Akufo-Addo at the entrance of the London School of Economics

A video has emerged online showing a crowd of protestors hooting and calling H.E President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo names.

The protesters who were expressing their displeasure about the Ghana-US Military deal were heard shouting “Ghana is not for sale!” and “Akufo-Addo is a traitor!” repeatedly, while the President and his entourage including the First Lady were standing at the entrance of the London School of Economics (LSE).

After what looked like a a little wait, the President, in true statesman fashion approached the direction of the protesting Ghanaians and waved at them before setting off in a Range Rover parked for him.

The protests were organised by the Ghana Action Plan for African Resistance led by one Alhassan Baba in London.

Earlier Alhassan Baba had told the media that “We’re going to send the signal to the international community that majority of Ghanaians are not in favour of that agreement. The US has to go back to the negotiation table, President Akufo Addo needs to put the interest of Ghana first because it’s necessary that in every foreign policy the vital national interest of every country needs to be taken into consideration.”

“So you shouldn’t abandon your national interest in the interest of another country and that’s exactly what Nana Akufo Addo is doing to Ghanaians. So we’re going to highlight some of the defects of the agreement, we’re not saying there shouldn’t be agreement, yes, there’s global insecurity and we need to work together but looking at the content of this particular agreement it’s not going to benefit our country.” He added.

Back in Ghana, another group is currently demonstrating in Tamale the Northern Regional capital over the Ghana-US Military deal.