A member of the Government Communications team, Stephen Atubiga, who recently served a three-day prison sentence for contemptuous statements, has alleged that some Ghanaians are stuffing food at home and withdrawing their monies from the bank in fear of the outcome of the Supreme Court case.
Atubiga was speaking on Adom TV’s Pampaso show.
He said: “I’m telling you that people are withdrawing monies from banks and stuffing food at home because they are not sure of the outcome of the case,” Atubiga claimed.
When show host Kofi Adomah Nwanwani asked if he has evidence to back his allegations Atubiga answered “yes”, but did not provide evidence immediately.
Atubiga however urged Ghanaians not to panic because the security agencies in the country are up to the task to ward off any lawlessness after the verdict.
He therefore urged people not to withdraw their monies from the banks because “nothing evil will happen after the Supreme Court verdict.”
Atubiga is meanwhile, embarking on a peace campaign with the support of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) and he is assuring Ghanaians that the peace message would have sunk down before the verdict.
He has scheduled a National Peace March on August 10, 2013 as part of his peace campaign.
The other panelist, and member of the NPP Communication team, Hopeson Adorye accused the police of bias for sanctioning Atubiga’s peace march after preventing other groups from holding similar walks a week ago.
He said the police are being selective and discriminatory for preventing a demonstration by the Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG), Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) and Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), but allowing Atubiga to embark on similar walk.
Adorye stated that the Young Patriot will embark on a “Justice March” alongside Stephen Atubiga’s Peace March on the same day, at the same location, same time and on the same route.