Akufo-Addo respects the votes of Ghanaians – Titus Glover

Former Member of Parliament for Tema East Daniel Titus Glover has dispelled assertions that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo does not respect the votes of Ghanaians following his comment that he is unperturbed by the threats to vote against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 general elections.

In the view of Mr Glover, the President acknowledges that but for the votes of Ghanaians, he would not have been where he is currently as Head of State.

Speaking on the New Day show with Roland Walker on TV3 Wednesday October 19, he said when asked whether the President disrespected Ghanaians by his comment, that “I don’t think so, with all due respect I don’t think so. Because without their votes he wouldn’t have been where he is now, he still appreciates their votes and respects every vote that comes from this country to make him the president.”

President Akufo-Addo indicated that 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.

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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