If the current situation does not change, attacks on MPs will worsen, security analyst Adib Saani has predicted.
He predicted that the attacks on MPs recorded in Ashanti will escalate and reach the point where ministers will be attacked.
He stated that the situation is a red flag and that our political leaders must exercise caution in dealing with the people’s economic crisis.
“This is a red flag warning us that there will be more to come if we do not change our attitude.” In the same way that no rational Ghanaian will rationalize the constituents’ actions; (we have a period where people could vote out their MPs if they are disgruntled rather than attack the MPs). Under the laws of this country, it is illegal and criminal. Nonetheless, what is happening raises some concerns about people’s perceptions of their representatives. Especially at this time of economic crisis.”
Adib Saani told Frontline host Kwabena Agyapong that we are confronted with a situation in which Ghanaians are agitated and dissatisfied with how the economic crisis is being managed.
He warned that the agitations could worsen, and we should be cautious.
”We can only expect more attacks, particularly on MPs, if things don’t change,” he stressed.
He said even if leaders could not address the challenges, they should be candid with the people and tell them the truth.
One of the major reasons for these attacks, he claims, is the NPP’s promises.
He thinks the party went too far with its campaign promises.
“When this happens, you raise people’s expectations so much. If you promise them something and are unable to deliver, it may cause anger and agitation.”
”People are angry, and we have politicians like Gabby Otchere Darko throwing jabs at Ghanaians and blaming the opposition. This makes people feel stupid and feels you are insulting them,” he added.