In the wake of the current economic hardship in the country, private legal practitioner and convener of the Individual Bondholders Forum, (IBF) Martin Kpebu says the pent-up emotions of the youth could cause an uprising in the country.
The lawyer says there is widespread suffering among the masses causing frustration and anguish within a section of Ghanaians.
He, therefore, indicated that should government fail to implement measures to mitigate the hardships, Arab Spring is not far from happening in the country.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM on Tuesday, Lawyer Martin Kpebu admonished the government to among other things prioritize the payment of coupons on maturing bonds.
“The Arab spring will come because by Akufo-Addo’s own judgment when he was in opposition – the time he was calling for the Arab spring, the conditions were not this bad. People see me every day and they tell me, look, Martin, you are not angry, we are angrier than you. Just wait until we show our anger, you will understand. So that is the Arab spring coming and President Akufo-Addo will flee without his sandals and then he will see that he really is a very poor ruler in Ghana,” he stressed.
Arab spring was a series of anti-government protests and uprisings that spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s, beginning in Tunisia in response to corruption and economic stagnation.