The Youth Wing of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has weighed in on the planned demonstration by arms of the #FixTheCountry Movement on Saturday, June 4.
The plan by organisers to arm themselves during the protest march and a request to address the nation on the national broadcaster, GBC, received nationwide condemnation from well-meaning Ghanaians.
They have since apologised for the move.
Prior to that, the Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service rejected the request for permit.
In a statement signed by its Acting National Youth Organiser, the PNC said though the conveners have apologised for the move and aborted the idea, it should not have been mooted in the first place.
“As a country we must appreciate the relatively peaceful atmosphere we have and we must not jeopardise it, especially in this current economic downturn,” the statement said.
“It is important to note that an act such as calling civilians to arm themselves in a demonstration will lead to an uncontrolled chaotic situation that will threaten our democracy.”
It recalled how a similar action in 1981 worsened the plight of Ghanaians when it toppled the Dr Hilla Limann government.
“We cannot afford to have another military or a paramilitary rule again as a country. The PNP government led by Dr. Hilla Liman (1979) -the party that gave birth to the PNC-would have served Ghana far better than what the so call revolutionary did. They worsen our plight and violated the human dignity of our people. Never again.”
The PNC youth pledged support for the “collective principle” in fixing the country but not in the manner recently suggested by #FixTheCountry Movement.
“We therefore call on all Ghanaians especially the youth to distance themselves from any gathering that will be inimical to our country’s onward match.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana