Host of Good Morning Ghana programme on Metro TV, on Thursday, September 21, 2023; described the illegal arrest of some protesters by the police.
He lamented how the police had opted to enforce an injunction it claimed to have served on Democracy Hub, organizers of the #OccuptyJulorbiHouse protests, which protest was quelled as quickly as it started from the 37 lorry station.
Abbey also pointed to the fact that protests in front of seats of government were a usual sight across the world citing the most recent case where some Ghanaians protested against president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo when he was due to deliver his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, a day prior.
“Yesterday we just showed the demonstration against Akufo-Addo in Manhattan, all the leaders in the Fourth Republic, anytime they travel, you see people come and demonstrate…. Why is it that 66 years after independence we make things like this?” he quizzed.
“They’ve expressed their right (UN HQ protesters) and this is not even their country, let’s even say that we don’t want them (Democracy Hub) to go the Jubilee House, can’t we cordon off the Jubilee House?
“All this dramatic thing, send a bus, early morning, put them in the bus, they take video ….they don’t know where they are beings sent to, others come they are arrested, what is all this drama about?” he lamented.