Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it has no hand in the booeing of Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, at the 2022 Global Citizen Festival held in Accra recently.
The ruling New Patriotic Party had accused the NDC of sponsoring the booeing of Mr. Akufo-Addo at the Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2022.
Mr. Akufo-Addo had walked on stage to deliver a speech only to be met by chants from thousands of young Ghanaians demanding that he leave the stage and the Festival. The Festival saw the likes of Usher, Sarkodie, Tems, Stonebwoy, Tiwa Savage, Gyakie, performing.
And the NDC says the youth who booed Mr. Akufo-Addo did so out of frustration arising from economic hardship in Ghana.
According to the NDC in a statement in response to allegations made by the NPP, the booeing of Mr. reflects the “excruciating and frustrating times Ghanaians presently find themselves.”
The statement signed by the the Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, says the opposition party had no hand in the “embarrassment” caused Akufo-Addo.
It says: “It bears reminding the ruling New Patriotic Party that the struggles of the youth are a microcosm of the daily ordeal of the Ghanaian people who must find ways to survive at a time inflation is 33.9%, with prices of goods and services skyrocketing every day.”
The statement noted that “The youth expressed in the clearest terms, the daily struggles of the vast majority of our people who wake up every passing day with no hope of where their next meal is going to come from.”
It added that “Those young people simply gave voice to our daily struggles with unbearable prices of fuel at the pumps, high cost of living in the country.”
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