Akwasi Addae Odike, the founder of the United Progressive Party (UPP), predicts that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will not be Ghana’s president by January 2023.
Odike blamed the president for the current economic turmoil, saying that power does not belong to Akufo-Addo, but to Ghanaians.
“Akufo-Addo will be uprooted like cassava.” The people, not the president, have sovereignty over this country. Akufo-Addo has harmed Ghana’s economy. He is the reason our water bodies are in such bad shape due to the galamsey threat. He is the source of our lack of good governance and education.”
On November 5, at the ‘Kume Preko Reloaded’ demonstration in Accra, the politician reiterated, “I am telling you Akufo-Addo will not be president by January 2023.” We will protest until he resigns.”
This is not Akufo-first Addo’s time being asked to resign. Some well-known figures, opposition members, and citizens have demanded that the president, his vice president, and the finance minister resign.
Martin Kpebu, who addressed the ‘Kume Preko Reloaded’ demonstration at Accra’s Black Stars Square, stated:
“We are calling on the trio of Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, and Ken Ofori-Atta to resign immediately or by Wednesday because, as we all know, for every cedi, for every dollar that we borrow as a country, President Akufo-family Addo’s gets richer through Ken Ofori-Atta.” How can this keep happening? That is a clear violation of the constitution and Article 204, and yet the president has appointed his cousin Ofori-Atta to the Finance Ministry.”
However, Odike has threatened that if Akufo-Addo does not respond to Ghanaians’ demands by Monday, there will be a nationwide demonstration.
“All economic activities will halt.” Nobody is going to work. We will remove him regardless of what he does. We are giving him time to prepare for his departure as President. But if he becomes obstinate and recalcitrant, we will use force to bring him down.”
In an interview with Kofi TV, he was asked how the president would be forced out of office, and he explained that the ‘Kume Preko Reloaded’ protest was an example of what he meant, assuring that many more demonstrations would follow.
Ghanaians demonstrated in large numbers to demand better living conditions and also called for the resignations of Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, and Ken Ofori-Atta.
The organizers stated that this is to send a “strong message” to the government to act in order to alleviate Ghanaians’ current challenges.
They also demanded the resignation of the country’s leadership.