Pressure Mounts on President Akufo-Addo to Resign over Lost ‘Galamsey’ Fight
The call was made last week by Legal Practitioner, Martin Kpebu. This week, it is Businessman cum politician, Akwasi Addai Odike.
Pressure keeps mounting on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to resign from Office over the failure of his administration to deal decisively with illegal mining (galamsey) among others in the country.
Last week, a Private Legal Practitioner, Martin Kpebu, made a call on the President to resign from office because of his inability to deal with the ‘galamsey’ menace. According to him, the President is giving Ghanaians too much headaches with his failure to act on the routine briefings provided to him by the security agencies on the matter.
Now this week, the Founder and Leader of United Progressive Party, Akwasi Addai ‘Odike’ has also made a call for the resignation of the President for his minimal action taken against ‘galamsey’ activities in the country.
Mr. Addai noted that five years after President Akufo-Addo promised Ghanaians to put an end to ‘galamsey’ activities, “the situation is becoming dire by the day and ‘galamsey’ has fought him (President Akufo-Addo).”
This, he said sends a signal that the President must step down from office.
“He must leave office for somebody who can do the job. He has failed the battle against galamsey, it is clear. He has lost it. He put his presidency on the line and if he is honest to the people and has conscience to protect, he must resign honourably,” he said on The Pulse, Monday.
He further accused the President of being intolerant to accept divergent views from experts and other political parties to deal with the menace.