A member of the Communications team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Fred Agbenyo has said he is not surprised by the attitude of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo regarding his comment that he is unperturbed by the threats to vote against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections.
Mr Agbenyo said the President’s conduct is not surprising because Ghanaians were warned by persons including Mr Kofi Koomson who used to be Mr Akufo-Addo’s friend, against voting for him.
Similarly, he recounted that a founding member of the NPP, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe said Ghanaians would experience bitter leadership under Mr Akufo-Addo.
Speaking on the New Day show with Roland Walker on TV3 Wednesday October 19, he said “I am not surprised… people like Kofi Koomson who knew Nana Addo very well told us that it was so dangerous and risky to entrust the destiny of this great nation in the hands of Nana Addo. Now the chickens have come home to roost. Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe told us we are going to experience bitter leadership with Nana Addo.”
President Akufo-Addo said he understands the duty he has to develop the country.
When his attention was drawn to the fact that some people have threatened to vote against the NPP because the government has not developed parts of the country as expected, Mr Akufo-Addo said on Kumasi-based Otec FM on Monday October 17 that “If you decide to vote for the NDC in the general election, it is your choice and that is not my problem. No one will force you to vote for someone.
“No problem. I am saying people make those kinds of threats; me they don’t frighten me.”
“Of course I understand the responsibility, we will deal with it, I will do the work” he stressed.
The President further said he takes full responsibility for the current economic difficulty but stated one cannot gloss over the external factors.
This is the first time the president has publicly owned up, as the country’s micro-economy continues to be challenged.
“I am the leader and I take responsibility,” Mr Akufo-Addo said.
The president was, however, optimistic, the economy will recover before he finishes his term “I hope the IMF support is concluded in the middle of November so we can feed it into our budget” he said.