Self acclaimed billionaire, Firdaus Iddrisu, popularly known in showbiz as ‘Shatta Bandle’, has descended on President Akufo-Addo amidst the ongoing nationwide #FixTheCountry campaign.
The Tamale-based socialite, who is known for his rather humorous remarks and playful gestures on social media, appeared to have departed from his usual jovial style and taken a more serious posture this time around.
In a video that since gone viral on various social media platforms, Shatta Bandle bemoaned the current state of power supply in the country; a situation which has posed a lot of inconveniences for many Ghanaians in the country.
Even though government officials and party communicators have refused to describe the current power situation as a return of ‘dumsor’, many Ghanaians think otherwise; with Shatta Bandle being the latest to add his voice to the current state of erratic power supply.
Addressing the President in his anger, Shatta Bandle quizzed if the President has sold the country’s electricity to other countries or not. The self-styled musician also charged the President to abandon his seat, if he feels he can no longer steer the affairs of the country again. In his concluding remarks, he uttered some invectives to reflect his anger.
Meanwhile, a group aggrieved protesters have notified the Ghana Police Service of their intention to stage a nationwide march across the country to express their displeasure about the current state of affairs in the country. The protest, which is expected to take place on the 9th of May this year, will see scores of angry Ghanaians, wielding placards and chanting their frustration on the principals streets of the nation’s capital, Accra.
Even though the Ghana Police Service have cautioned the group against the planned street protest, the protesters have snubbed the cautions from the Ghana Police Service, and have expressed their willingness to march nonetheless.
According to them, some politicians in the country flouted the COVID-19 safety protocols and organised campaigns in the run up to last year’s general elections, and hence they see no reason why their protests should be stopped.
The planned nationwide proetst, coupled with the comments of Shatta Bandle have both being triggered by an ongoing youth-led social media campaign, dubbed #FixTheCountryNow.
The #FixTheCountryNow campaign, which has lasted for the last 72 hours, has attracted many Ghanaians from all walks of life, who have criticised the current Akufo-Addo regime on the various challenges confronting the country such as unemployment, corruption, insecurity, dumsor and bribery amongst others.