Information gathered by newsghana24.com is that, Ernesto Yeboah and two other Drop that Chamber campaigners have been released. The #FreeErnesto hashtag on twitter quickly caught fire and trended at number one.
Ghanaian’s home and abroad have sent a strong signal to government and members of parliament on the plan to build a new 450 seater chamber for the law-making arm of government. The people of Ghana have rejected the idea and the alleged over $200 million to be pumped into it.
Ernesto Yeboah and others took the campaign to kick against the building of the chamber to parliament and got arrested by security officers stationed at the parliament house for disrupting proceedings in parliament.
The video from their protest went viral and became the talk of town. The two main members of the Economic Fighters League Ernesto Yeboah and Abeku Adams were released after they were bailed but charge charged with offensive conduct.
They are to report at the Ministries police station on Monday.
In an interview with Israel Laryer after their release, Ernesto said, they had earlier on informed the public that they were storming parliament that day and on arrival, they went through all the four security checkpoints and were certified as harmless ordinary citizens before they made it to the gallery of parliament for the day’s proceedings, however, a comment by member of parliament K.T Hammond that, parliament cannot sit under trees was enough provocation to make them speak up.
According to him, the young people of this country should not live their future in the hands of politicians who do not think a hoot about them and that; we were practicing a fake democracy as a nation. We should not sit down and allow our leaders to misbehave.
The two believe that they have sent a strong signal to parliament and government which is exactly what they went there to do. According to them, they were manhandled especially by the female security officers. Abieku Adams had his clothes torn as a result of the scuffle at the time he was been forced out of the chamber.
The fact is that, the Drop that Chamber Protest is a national agenda of the ordinary people who believe that, basic social amenities and services are needed and should be invested in rather than a new chamber for parliament.
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