We cannot leave governance to you empty-headed youth with long beards – KT Hammond

We cannot leave governance to you empty-headed youth with long beards – KT Hammond

The Member of Parliament for Adansi-Asokwa, Kobina Tahir Hammond has said the youths who booed President Akufo-Addo at the Global Citizen Festival in Accra at the Independence Square could not even lead Ghana with their empty heads and long beards. 

Speaking in an interview with JoyNews, he said the booing from the audience was a sign of disrespect to the number one gentleman of the land. KT Hammond who was furious about the turn of events said governance is a complex business and the youths who are unhappy with the current state of the country’s affairs must exercise patience.

“Let’s exercise restraint a little. Akufo-Addo is the executive President overseeing all the affairs of the country. When he arrived on the stage, he didn’t say anything untoward.

“Besides, it wasn’t even a political platform. He was only expressing his satisfaction with the event,” the MP said.

KT Hammond’s reaction comes after a section of the audience at this year’s Global Citizens Festival hooted at the President when he mounted the podium to speak.

“We will continue to admonish you the young men and women to be patient. When there’s an issue to be addressed, society always consults the elderly. Not you the young ones whose heads are like coconuts. At least you should have waited for him to even mount a political platform before hooting, and not such an event. Let’s not disrespect the elderly because of politics,” he advised. 

“It’s not possible for the governance of the country to be left to only you, the youth. You won’t be able to do it in the first place, and you won’t even understand. You’ve kept your beards messy in town, but there’s nothing in your head,” he added.

In a statement issued on Monday 26th September reacting to the incident, the Deputy Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Owusu Bempah, accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of orchestrating the booing.

He stated that the NDC deliberately planted their supporters in the crowd to embarrass the President for political points. Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rubbished the claims and instead said the incident reflects the “excruciating and frustrating times Ghanaians presently find themselves” and that it had no hand in the “embarrassment” suffered by Akufo-Addo.

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