Akufo-Addo has been misquoted on ‘threats to vote out NPP don’t frighten me’ comment – NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has observed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been taken out of context when he said he was not scared of the threats to vote against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections.

A short statement issued by a Deputy Communications Director of the governing party, Ernest Owusu-Bempah after Mr Akufo-Addo’s comment which has been widely circulated in a section of the media, said Mr Akufo-Addo took responsibility for the challenges and assured that he was going to work to resolve the issues.

“The president has been misquoted. The president said it is his utmost responsibility to develop the nation and he will do that. If someone says he will vote against him it is the person’s right. It was clear the President was accepting responsibility.

“The backs stops with him and he says he will deal. The skewed publication is out of malice or mischief,” portions of the NPP’s statement said.

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.”

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“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.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana


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