Mr Sammy Gyamfi, NDC National Communications Officer

Information gathered has indicated that the National Communications Officer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi yesterday boycotted the party’s much publicised ‘March for Justice’ demonstration.

THE CUSTODIAN has gleaned that the belligerent and highly abrasive communications officer tactically retreated from the demo that had other national executives participating, apparently due to some frosty relationship with the party’s National Youth Organiser, George Opare-Addo who led the youth wing of the party to organise the street protest.

NDC sources have told the paper that the two, who are within the youth bracket, have not been seeing eye-to-eye with each other because of personality clash, character assassination and battle for supremacy within the party.

“George Opare Addo is the only person who can challenge Sammy at Functional Executive Committee (FEC) meeting. Sammy and his allies were clandestinely sabotaging the demo preparations.  Sammy is fighting hard to make Brogya Gyenfi the next youth organizer so that he can have his free way to operate”, an NDC source told THE CUSTODIAN.

Again, Sammy Gyamfi and some allies who are unrepentant adherents of former President John Dramani Mahama, according to the NDC sources, see George Opare-Addo also referred to as ‘Pablo’ as anti-Mahama. 

Ningo-Prampram MP Sam George and NDC National Chairman leading party demonstrators yesterday

Hundreds of supporters of the NDC yesterday hit the street of Accra to protest over what they described as injustice in the country under the watch of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The NDC Youth wing-led demo started from Accra Mall at around 9:45am after some party officials took turns to address their supporters.

The protesters marched through the Liberation Road to Opeibea House through Aviation road through to the Lands Commission.

They then proceeded to the Jubilee House through the Switchback road, where NDC leadership presented a petition to President Nana Akufo-Addo through a Deputy Chief of Staff Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman.


Engaging the protestors, Mr Adumua-Bossman gave the assurance that the appropriate authorities will be consulted to resolve the issues regarding the law following due processes.

“On behalf of the President, I have received this petition. I listened to the articulation, they contained some democratic issues and issues that border on the rule of law. I am sure the appropriate authorities will be detailed and directed to do that which is possible and necessary under the dictates of our constitution. Thank you so much for coming and may God bless us all and our homeland Ghana,” the Deputy Chief of Staff stated.

Next destination

The demonstrators later used the Ako Adjei interchange through to Parliament House and presented another petition to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, which was received by the leadership of the House.

The supporters who are clad in red and black were seen holding placards with various inscriptions including, “Akufo-Addo, you are a dictator”, “Kum Yem Preko”, “We feel your silence Akufo-Addo and Bawumia”, “Ghanaian lives matter”, “Ahmed Suale deserved to live”, “No justice for the dead”, “no peace, #WeAreAllKaaka”, among others.

Earlier statement

In an earlier statement issued on Monday, the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said “The march will also signal the beginning of public sensitization activities to compel the government to rid the security agencies of NPP hoodlums and misfits who have been recruited and are being used to terrorize innocent and peace-loving Ghanaians.

He said the march will also be in solidarity with the silent majority of security personnel who are concerned about the undue politicisation of recruitment and appointments to the detriment of professionalism and discipline.

Mr Asiedu Nketia also known as ‘General Mosquito’ called on participants to observe the COVID-19 protocols as they press home their demands.

“This has become even more imperative, given the emergence of the deadly Delta Variant of the novel coronavirus in the country. We, therefore, wish to urge the Organizers of tomorrow’s demonstration to ensure strict adherence by all protestors to the following precautionary guidelines: All protestors should endeavour to wear face mask throughout the march. That is, from the converging point to the end-point,” he stated.

Fix several issues

Meanwhile, the NDC National Youth Organiser, George Opare Addo, said the march was also to call on the government to fix several issues arising in the country.

“We intend to demonstrate and tell this government about our misgivings about happenings in this country. It is going to be a very peaceful march. We are marching for justice for our fallen brothers and sisters, to tell this government to fix the country, and create enough jobs for young people. We want the culture of silence to be broken and insecurity within the country tackled.