Shatta Wale urges the populace to counsel themselves in advance of the 2024 elections since he has lost faith in Ghana’s political system.
The controversial musician claims that Ghana’s democratic system is nothing more than a place for “family business” as opposed to carrying out the mandate for which it was elected to power.
Personally, Shatta declared that he has abstained from voting and all political activity until a leader emerges who has the interests of the people at heart. He asked Ghanaians to take a similar stance.
In an interview with TV3, he asserted that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the two major political parties, have both contributed to the current economic crisis.
He urged Ghanaians to counsel one another and decide unanimously not to cast ballots in the upcoming elections as a result.
“If we can form lines to cast our votes for someone to take office, and they arrive and commit these errors… I was a member of the Mahama administration at the time that Akufo-Addo was appointed and you said that he was still doing nothing. With the conditions you are experiencing, if you can go stand in line to vote for a president this time, then you are your own problem, he charged.
The “Rising Youth” composer believes that Ghanaians made a poor choice that led to the current difficulties and implores them never to make the same mistake again.
People are dying in this country as a result of high fuel and dollar prices, he said. “So let us rise up and advise ourselves and find a proper leader for this country,” he added. “I believe you guys need to decide for yourselves because I don’t think I’d even have that time to vote for a politician that I know wouldn’t do anything for me.”