Accra disaster Mahama must resign - PPP youth

The Progressive Peoples Party have blamed President John Mahama over Wednesday's disaster.

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The youth of the Progressive Peoples Party have called for an immediate prosecution of President John Dramani Mahama and Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive Alfred Oko Vanderpuije over last Wednesday’s fire and flood disaster.

According to the youth, the real cause of the disaster – that left at least 150 people dead and thousand others displaced – was the negligence of the two authorities to ensure that sanitation laws are enforced.

“However, since the President cannot be charged with a crime by virtue of his position, he must be made to resign immediately,” they said in a release signed by their coordinator, Divine Nkrumah.

“Even after his term of office has ended, he must be made to face the law squarely.”

Over 200 Ghanaians lost their precious lives and dozens have sustained various life-threatening injuries due to the flood and gas explosion that took place at Circle in Accra on Wednesday June 3, 2015. Thousands have also been displaced and rendered homeless due to the flooding.

According to the youth, "This situation has been caused by nothing other than the blatant negligence and incompetence of our leaders who are paid with the tax payers’ money, starting from the President of the nation.

"Hence the President and the AMA boss, Okoh Vanderpuije ought to be charged for manslaughter and criminal negligence because of the apathy he has shown towards the flooding situation in Accra and other places since he assumed office. However since President cannot be charge with a crime by virtue of his position, he must be made to resign immediately. Even after his term of office has ended, he must be made to face the law squarely."

The youth said "It is time that our leaders are made to account for their failures. We can no more watch as they play politics with the lives of the citizenry. We are therefore saying that President Mahama must be made to resign and the AMA boss, Okoh Vanderpuije charged for manslaughter and criminal negligence."

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