Drivers join calls for Akufo-Addo’s resignation

The Concerned Drivers Association of Ghana (C-DAG) has added its voice to calls for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to resign.

The members of the association register their displeasure with the president and demand he steps down.

This comes in the wake of the harsh economic conditions and rising calls for the removal of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and the Minister of State at the Financial Ministry, Mr. Charles Adu Boahen.

Outlining why the Commander in Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces should resign in a statement available to MetroTVOnline, the Concerned Drivers Association said Ghana’s economy has tumbled down lower than it has ever done in the history of this Fourth Republic.

“The prevailing economic condition can solely be attributed to the abysmal performance of the finance minister,” the statement read in part.
Also, the drivers wondered why President Akufo-Addo has remained adamant to keep the Finance Minister at post even at the rebellion of his own party men; the majority in parliament.

According to them, President Akufo-Addo’s refusal to sack Ofori-Atta confirms their long-held argument that the President is incompetent.

“We thought the President’s plea would have caused his government to improve the prevailing perilous times but rather it has been the contrary as petrol prices have been increased for three consecutive times in less than a week. At the moment diesel is selling at GHC 23.49 at the pumps.

“Even so, we cannot watch this country roll into the ditch and as drivers and movers of the nation we are demanding for the President to resign with immediate effect,” the statement noted.

“This is as a result of the precarious economic situation he is superintending,” it added.

The drivers cautioned should President Akufo-Addo fail to resign, they will “block any route in the country he’ll decide to use in the event he embarks on any tour,” they threatened.

The drivers said the President has failed to heed their call to have the petrol prices checked.

“Our caution, strike, and demonstration have all been underestimated by the President and even when he has promised to have petrol prices [reduced] during a meeting with the GPRTU executives, we have subsequently witnessed three increments.”

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