The ruling New Patriotic Party has cautioned doomsayers in the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stop inciting the youth to rise up against the government in connection with the 2022 budget, as it portends dangerous consequences for the country’s growing democracy.
Reacting to the NDC’s public forum held on the 2022 budget in Accra on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, the NPP’s Director of Communications warned that the pronouncements of the NDC could reverse the country’s gains.
He said should the youth rise up and topple the government in power, the NDC won’t even have the opportunity to call itself an opposition party not to talk of returning to power.
He told Awudu Iddrisu on Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom on Thursday, 9 December 2021 that: “It is high time we were all seen safeguarding the current democratic dispensation because it has served us well”.
We must not be seen to be undermining the current democracy with some of these unguarded utterances”.
He further warned that if the teeming youth should rise against the government and subsequently topple it, “we will all not be here, let alone have an opposition party like the NDC”.