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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has vowed to stop at nothing until government delivers on its pledge of accountability as far as justice is concerned.

According to Deputy General Secretary, Peter Otokunor, the recent spate of violence against citizens by security operatives leaves much to be desired.

The party on Tuesday embarked on a protest demanding that the government, among other things, stops what they describe as “state-organised aggression against our people”.

The March For Justice, as it was dubbed, saw a petition delivered at the Jubilee House and Parliament.

March For Justice demo was a means to an end, we won't stop there - Otokunor to government
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Though a 3-member Ministerial Committee is probing the shootings in Ejura in the Ashanti Region, the demands outlined in the petition included the need for a separate bipartisan parliamentary probe into that and similar incidents.

Speaking on PM Express, Mr Otokunor said the party’s leadership will follow up to ensure that the demands are met.

“It is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end. Because we have made some demands on the government and we expect that they will deal with those demands with dispatch and urgency,” he told Evans Mensah.

He added that alternative actions are at their disposal to explore should the government take Tuesday’s protest for granted.

“If we do not get that urgency, it means that there is a lot that we will have to do. That will mean that this battle will continue unabated.”

Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel George, who was also on the show urged that such a probe will bring some resolution to the matter.

He wants MPs to rally behind the call and compel the President to subsequently implement recommendations thereof.

“I would expect the Speaker, Minority Leader, Majority Leader, and if nothing at all, the 137 of us on the Minority side to stand our ground and say that we will not allow government business to go on in that House if the government does not implement whatever the findings of the parliamentary inquiry are because we need to get justice,” he added.

The protest led by the NDC youth wing also had the backing of the Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voters Register (IPRAN), a group made up of six other political parties who have expressed their support for the cause.

The rank and file of the party including General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia; Deputy General Secretary, Peter Otukunor, and some NDC MPs also participated.