Former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Adentan Constituency, Kojo Adu Asare has cautioned the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to consider the numerous challenges being depicted by Ghanaians in the #FixTheCountry campaign.
He said the party that is seen as an alternative government must take note of the numerous issues being talked about using the hashtag #FixTheCountry and begin to research on how such challenges could be tackled when they are voted to power to prevent such a serious online protest against their government.
“I believe that as a political party, the NDC, we must also take a cue from it [the protest] because when you see your neighbour’s beard on fire, they say you should fetch water and put by your side just in case,” he said on Morning Update on TV XYZ.
“We’ll draw our lessons from it and by virtue of whatever is going on, we’ll also draw programmes that will inculcate some of the ideas [being portrayed],” he added.
Leaders of the #FixTheCountry protest and over 55,000 Ghanaians have piled pressure on the Government for almost two weeks to fulffill its numerous promises to Ghanaians.
They say they are Ghanaians who think the country is not on the right track and needs to be steered well to create opportunities for the citizens but the NPP thinks they are NDC propagandists.
The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddy Blay, says he suspects the #FixTheCountry campaign is propaganda inspired by the NDC.
“We shall not ignore what the people are saying but we shall also not dance to NDC propaganda,” Blay stated.
Bashiratu Kamal-Muslim, one of the conveners of the #FixTheCountry campaign, who spoke to Nana Abena Serwah, co-host of Morning Update On TV XYZ , indicated that their campaign was triggered by the failed promises of successive Governments.
“Opinions are free and everyone can have one,” she noted and hastened it did not matter where the persons spearheading the campaign may be coming from but the substance of the message they are championing must be the focus.
“….What is actually preventing people from sitting down and taking the time to do a research so that if they want to do their propaganda, they can well inform their people…other than resorting to this machiavellian tactics of just downplaying and disrespecting people?” Kamal-Muslim quizzed.
To her, they do not belong to any political party but being driven by the passion to see Ghana working again.
However Adu-Asare says the NDC has not associated itself with the campaign so their issues could be looked at holistically.
“It was a social media explosion and some of us saw this coming and we gave several warnings and somehow we have been vindicated,” he told host Eric Ahianyo.
By Henryson Okrah|Myxyzonline.com|Ghana