General information for Tuesday, December 14, 2021
FixTheCountry leader Mawuse Oliver Barker-Vormawor swore he would not be pressured into forming a political party or seeking political power through elections until his goal of securing a new constitution for the country is reached.
Mr Barker-Vormawor’s engagement follows an announcement by the Economic Fighters League (EPL) that it has broken ranks with the FixTheCountry movement it had worked with to pressure the government to takes responsibility – to repair the country.
“I am defending a new constitution for a new generation.
Until we achieve this goal, I will not run in any election, I will not seek political power in order to participate in the same rot that we are fighting against.
This is the principle that I am defending; and I will continue to defend that; even when the going gets tough.
I will never be rushed into the creation of a political party. #FixTheCountry is only 6 months old. The idea that if we don’t create a political party now that means we are working in vain is short-sighted, ”he said in apparent reaction to the Economic Fighters League’s separation from FixTheCountry.
The Economic Fighters League (EFL), which previously presented itself as a pressure group and not a political party, has announced that it will field candidates in the 2024 general election.
This decision to present candidates is at odds with the ideals of the FixTheCountry movement which wants a better system for the country thanks to the modification of the Constitution.
For Mr. Barker-Vormawor, sticking to the principle that the movement is not a political party and does not seek to benefit politically from the same system that he criticizes is important to him, adding that the movement has become committed to educating Ghanaians about the faulty system and not gaining political power.
“We are working to wake up the Ghanaian; do not gain political power!
The principle counts! He stressed.