Famous political activist Oliver Barker-Vormawor has left the FixTheCountry and now #OccupyJulorbiHouse movements after many years of pushing for development and employment of the youth of the country.
According to Barker-Vormawor, he has suffered many setbacks because of his work with the two movements ranging from arrests, jail time and to his academic studies as a PhD students.
In a tweet indicating that he has taken a backseat from the two movements, Mr. Barker-Vormawor said “For the past three years, I have given so much of my life and time to mobilize and support the efforts of FixTheCountry and now #OccupyJulorbiHouse movements.
Within that period, I have had my passport seized; a travel ban placed on me; a treason trial; 5 arrests; jail time spent on three separate occasions. My PhD programme at Cambridge has been on hold. I was relieved of an adjunct teaching role. I don’t want to talk about cyber bullying; the surveillance of my home and communication devices. I have been separated from family; spent my life savings to support the movement financially and logistically.”
Mr. Vormawor indicated that he believes he has done his best as a citizen “I believe that I have served my country all too well. Now I think it is time for others to step unto the plate and carry the people’s movement forward. FixTheCountry needs new faces; new people and new energy. This is the time we usher in a proper transition, for the movement to renew itself. My hope immediately is that FixTheCountry will be soon organized by a new group of people unconnected to us. This has to be the beginning of a transition phase. The dream is for a new politics. Where empathy leads and social justice is routine must endure. Shalom!”
For the past three years, I have given so much of my life and time to mobilize and support the efforts of FixTheCountry and now #OccupyJulorbiHouse movements
Within that period, I have had my passport seized; a travel ban placed on me; a treason trial; 5 arrests; jail time…
— Osagyefo Oliver Barker-Vormawor (@barkervogues) November 17, 2023