Convenor of FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor has accepted the challenge by the Ministry of National Security to provide evidence to back his claim that the Minister offered to bribe him with $1 million to stop his activism.
According to the lawyer cum activist, he has evidence to his claims and would release it in the public domain after the ongoing #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.
Mr Barker-Vormawor clarified that the meeting he [Oliver Barker-Vormawor] made reference to was an exclusive secret meeting between him and the Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah even before the first FixTheCountry protest in 2021.
“The Minister of National Security has issued a statement claiming that I was met with other FixTheCountry conveners and other stakeholders.
“I want to put it on record that the meeting I am talking about happened exclusively between myself and the Minister for National Security where that offer was made to me.
“I will release an audio into the public domain, which would confirm that the Minister invited me to a secret safe house location, that we should have an individual meeting between him and myself, at which meeting he made that offer to myself.
“No other FixThecountry convener was involved there,” he revealed on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, September 2023.
According to the FixTheCountry convenor, the secret meeting he is referencing to occurred before the very first FixTheCountry demonstration in 2021, and it was not related to the recent #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.
“A secret meeting was held between myself and the Minister for National Security at a safe house and he did request that I meet him and I have a recording to confirm this. And it is at that individual meeting that he made the offer for $1 million to stop the activism.
“And I want to be clear, this was before even the very first FixTheCountry demonstration, not for OccupyJulorbiHouse. I think there’s a bit of confusion in the public as well.
“In the very beginning, he the National Security Minister had told me personally, that they were worried about terrorism, and they’re worried that my activism would mobilize young people.”
Additionally, the convenor disclosed that the Minister had told him on behalf of the government that he was willing to offer him an appointment if that was what he desired, in order to put an end to his activism.
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