A group calling itself The United Cadres’ Front (UCF) has condemned derogatory comments made by some supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the intended dumsor vigil being organised by some celebrities.
Some celebrities who are organising a vigil against the current power crisis have faced some verbal attacks from members of the NDC, including Stephen Atubiga, Alhaji Haruna Alidu and Ras Mubarak.
The group argued that though it is not in support of the vigil, they believe every Ghanaian is entitled to exercise his or her right.
Speaking on Citi FM, the secretary of the group, Efanam Komla Nyaku, said the group is saddened by the recent attacks on artistes who have decided to go on a vigil, adding that in as much as the group is against those who are verbally abusing the celebrities, the group is not endorsing their demonstration.
He, however, called on NDC sympathisers to cease making such derogatory remarks against the celebrities, arguing that persons who wish to make such statements should not hide behind the NDC party.
Komla Nyaku, however, opined that the celebrities have failed to interrogate the real cause of the power crisis but have rather resolved to embark on a vigil.
‘The issues have to do with what is the cause of the dumsor. Unfortunately, they have not bothered to interrogate the cause of the dumsor. If they had interrogated the cause of the dumsor, one would have thought that they will come out with alternatives to the dumsor other than what government is doing.’
According to him, he is unsure if the celebrities spearheading the vigil know that the ‘dumsor is not the creation of the present administration but it was the lack of foresight, planning and the absence right approach and attitude towards our energy situation.’
Komla Nyaku added that if the organisers are bent on embarking on the procession, ‘then Ghanaians must allow them to do it because it is clear that they are doing the demonstration in pursuit of an agenda rather than getting a solution and it is for this reason Ghanaians should allow them just as any other person who will go.’
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