We truly voted for a dictator – Efia Odo on #OccupyJulorBiHouse arrests

Ghanaian socialite, Efia Odo, has condemned the treatment meted out to protestors of the #OccupyJulorBiHouse demonstration by the police.

Efia who is noted for her involvement in the ‘Fix The Country’ demonstration in 2021, took to Twitter to remonstrate the arrest of 50 protestors on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

In her tweet, she alluded to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, being a dictator on the back of the police action against the protestors.

“We put these people in power only for them to turn and make a mockery of us. Something as simple as a demonstration which is our human right, look at how they treat us. We truly voted for a Dictator!! #OccupyJulorbiHouse,” she wrote on Twitter.

Efia is among the many showbiz personalities who have expressed their disappointment with the arrest of citizens who were embarking on the demonstration.

Celebrities like Kofi Kinaata, KiDi, KoJo Cue, Lydia Forson, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, among others, had taken to social media to vent their spleen on the development.

The Accra-based civil society group organising the protest, Democracy Hub, had earlier notified the Ghana Police Service of their planned demonstration on Nkrumah Memorial Day to call on “the President and members of the Economic Management Team to #FixTheCountry in light of the level of economic mismanagement and theft that has engulfed our government from the highest levels.”

The police, however, filed an injunction application on the eve of the demonstration and proceeded to arrest protestors who showed up to join in the protest.

Organisers of the planned picket of Jubilee House went ahead despite warnings from the police to stop the protest.

The protestors are unrelenting in their bid to get their message across; they have gathered for Day 2 of the demonstration in spite of heavy police presence.

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