Convenor of the #FixTheCountry and #OccupyJulorbiHouse movements, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has shared the personal sacrifices and challenges he encountered during his advocacy for the past three years.
He made this known after declaring his intention to take a step back from the forefront of the movements in a post on X.
“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,” Barker-Vormwor stated in his tweet, shedding light on the profound commitment he has shown to these causes.
According to Mr Barker-Vormawor, he has had his passport seized, a travel ban imposed on him, facing a treason trial, enduring five arrests, and spending time in jail on three separate occasions due to the role he played in the movements.
“I have been separated from family; spent my life savings to support the movement financially and logistically. I believe that I have served my country all too well,” he remarked, reflecting on the sacrifices made in the pursuit of social justice,” he added.
Highlighting the necessity for a transition, Barker-Vormawor emphasized the importance of new faces, new individuals, and new energy to assume leadership roles in the FixTheCountry movement.
“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,” he declared.
His dream is for “a new politics where empathy leads and social justice is routine and must endure.”
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