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Jeers at Akufo Addo scandalous and undemocratic

Jeers at Akufo Addo scandalous and undemocratic

KT Hammond, Member of Parliament for Adansi-Asokwa, has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-booing Addo’s at the Global Citizen Festival as undemocratic.

The lawmaker stated that while Ghanaians are experiencing severe economic hardship, the situation does not justify such unjust treatment of the President.

On Tuesday, KT Hammond spoke with journalists about the situation.

“That was heinous. I don’t believe we’ve reached that point as a country. When I heard that, I was terrified. I couldn’t figure it out. I’ve never seen anything like this before. We should not set precedents that cannot be followed. Whatever the issue is, people have no right to boo the President. Respect should be shown because it is not democratic.”

However, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) believes otherwise. According to the statement, the booing reflects the mood of Ghanaian youth and is a vote of no confidence in the current administration.

According to a statement signed by Sammy Gyamfi, the party’s National Communications Officer, the “action of the youth reflects an overwhelming vote of no confidence” in the government.

“The events of that day were unprecedented, as no sitting Ghanaian President had ever been subjected to such ridicule and embarrassment, at least under the Fourth Republic.”

The NDC also slammed attempts to blame it for the President’s booing, despite indicators such as soaring inflation highlighting the cost-of-living crisis.

It stated that blaming political opponents will not solve “the mess” overseen by the Akufo-Addo administration.

According to the opposition party, this is “not only insulting to Ghanaians’ sensibilities, but also highlights the fact that this government and their hired apologists are simply oblivious to our current reality, or perhaps they are underestimating the Ghanaian people’s anger.”

“The youth’s frustrations on that fateful day perfectly reflect the excruciating and frustrating times in which Ghanaians currently find themselves,” the party added.

The NDC also argued that youth disaffection highlighted the need for a plan to create long-term, meaningful jobs.

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