The Minority Leader in Parliament, Cassiel Ato Forson, has made it clear that their petition will exclusively be presented to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addison.
Ato Forson emphasized that the group is fully prepared to stay at the Central Bank’s premises for an extended duration if Dr. Addison does not personally come forward to receive the petition.
Ato Forson made this statement on Tuesday, October 3, as the minority in parliament and some Ghanaians protested to remove the Govenor of Bank of Ghana, Dr Addison from post.
But when a delegation comprising some prominent NDC MPs and party leaders such as Asiedu Nketiah, Sammy Gyamfi, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, arrived at the Central Bank premises to present their petition, they were sadly informed of Dr Addison’s absence.
Wing Commander Kwame Asare Boateng (rtd), Director of Security, who arrived to meet the protestors, informed the delegation that Dr Addison is engaging the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
His remarks were met with disapproval by the Minority Leader, who questioned whether the IMF held greater significance than the well-being of the Ghanaian populace and the role of the Parliament.
Expressing his displeasure, Ato Forson said “The crowd you’ve seen is just the beginning. We will come back again. He should better come in here. If he thinks that IMF is more important than the Parliament of Ghana. If he thinks that the IMF is more important than the people of Ghana, he is here, because of the people of Ghana and not IMF. So let him deal with IMF but we will come after him. We will come after him. Until we see him, we are not stopping. This is just the beginning.