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2022 Budget: Stop inciting youth uprising; it’s dangerous – NPP to rabble-rousers

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Yaw Buaben Asamaoh

The governing 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.

According to the NPP, some of these unguarded comments on traditional and social media platforms could injure Ghana’s fledgling democracy.  

The NPP explained that the fourth republican dispensation will suffer if some of these statements go unchecked.

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 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”.

The former Adentan MP noted: “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”.   

Mr Buaben Asamoa said the current democratic dispensation has served Ghanaians well, so, if the people who are speaking freely as a result of its fruits are seen inciting the teeming youth to topple the government, then it is worrying. 

To him, the NDC, as a party, must not be seen fueling some of these “dangerous” comments just for political capital because, not too long ago, they were in government under the current dispensation.   

He said the 2022 budget means well for Ghanaians and this must be paramount to everyone.

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