Economic Fighters League calls for the restoration of rank of #DropThatChamber Soldier


The Economic Fighters League says it is expects President Akufo Addo who’s the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to reinstate the soldier who was incarcerated for criticizing the intended construction of a new Parliamentary complex.

Lance Corporal Isaac Wassa who recorded himself in a viral video criticizing the intended project was punished by the Armed Forces for breaching the military’s code of conducts and was sentenced to 90 days detention in the guardroom after investigations.

But he was released from detention over the weekend after the Economic Fighters League, a pressure group that was vociferous in criticizing the intended building of the chamber, petitioned President Akufo-Addo over the soldier’s incarceration.

The Commander in Chief of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah in an interview
said though the soldier’s release was not through pardon as the group petitioned the President to do, it sees it as a positive development.

He, however, added that the soldier’s release is not enough.

“We believe that the President of the Republic can do more. What we asked for was a pardon and a restoration of his rank, what has taken place isn’t exactly that. He has only been released and that is a part of the whole the Economic Fighters League asked for,” Ernesto Yeboah added.




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