Media personality, Nana Aba Anamoah, has joined the public flak against the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, Kobina Tahir Hammond, for labelling the youth of Ghana as not fit to lead.
While reacting to a recent incident where President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was booed at a musical concert, Hammond made comments to the effect that the youth needed to be patient and desist from insulting the elderly because of partisan political considerations.
The Adansi Asokwa MP further described the youth as people with “coconut heads” who cannot govern the nation if it is handed over to them.
“It is not possible for governance to be left to the youth; you cannot do it; you won’t understand. You have all left your beards and have been roaming town but there is nothing in your head,” he is quoted to have said.
But joining the public outlash against the MP’s statement, Nana Aba Anamoah, in a Facebook post sighted, called out K. T. Hammond for being overly comical.
“K. T. Hammond watches a lot of comedy. Too much of it,” Nana Aba wrote.
Several personalities have called out the MP for his comments, with some critics describing them as wrong.
Opposition Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has also joined the criticism against his colleague MP.
For Okudzeto Ablakwa, the thought that the youth cannot lead, as alluded to by KT Hammond, was fallacious and one he described as ‘outlandish’ and ‘terribly wrong.’
“The very people who hail us when leadership produces positive results do not deserve to be vilified when they express disappointment in leaders for their abysmal performance.
“K.T. Hammond is terribly wrong, and it’s an outlandish fallacy for him to claim the youth aren’t fit to lead,” he stated in social media posts dated September 27, 2022.