President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been asked to reevaluate his popularity after he was booed at the recently held 2022 Global Citizen Festival at the Black Star Square in Accra.
The President got booed as he mounted the stage to speak at the event which was held on Saturday at the Black Star Square.
The crowd in a video that has gone viral can be heard chanting ‘away, away . . . ’ immediately he started speaking.
This reaction has been condemned by many but others believe it is a 'true reflection' of what Ghanaians are feeling.
Political Scientist, Dr. Amoako Baah speaking to the issue on Starr FM, asked the President to "use this to advise himself as to how angry Ghanaians are. For such an occasion to be turned into such a fiasco is very bad. If he has been listening to his handlers to tell him what he wants to hear, now, he should put his ears down and get others to tell him what is going on. He has to know his own popularity among his people. People are hungry, you go to this occasion in a convoy, why should you do that? The country is in hardship and yet you don’t behave in any way to let people know that you feel for them and that you’re in it with them. You continue doing business as usual”.
According to him, "It is just a sad occasion, this should never happen. It also goes to speak to the handlers of the President, how is this possible that this old man could be left on the stage all that time by himself? He’s talking they don’t mind him, they just booing him and nobody mounted the stage to interrupt the whole thing and give the President the chance to come back again and address them very quickly and get off the stage. Nothing happened, he stood there and he was talking but they didn’t mind him. He eventually raised his hands and walked off. Very sad, it also shows that the President is not able to gauge his own popularity."