National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ashanti Regional Communications Officer, Abass Nurudeen has criticized President Nana Akufo-Addo over ‘vote comment’ he made during his visit to the Lower Volta to sympathize with flood victims from the Akosombo dam spillage.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has received harsh criticism from Ghanaians for his remarks regarding the spill at the Akosombo Dam.
The victims of the Akosombo Dam Spillage who were compelled to leave their homes received a visit from President Nana Addo.
On Monday, October 16, President Nana Akufo-Addo sparked controversy when he subtly reminded some victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage at Mepe in the Volta Region that he had visited them to express his sympathies despite the fact that the locals there do not support his party.
“I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and it’s my responsibility to try and help, because if it’s a question of counting who votes for me and who doesn’t vote for me, I shouldn’t be here, but that’s not my concern,“ he was quoted saying.
Obviously, majority of Ghanaians didn’t like this. They charged him with being a president who was tribalistic and unconcerned with the welfare of his people.
In a response, Abass Nurudeen described the President’s comments as ‘inappropriate and terrible.’
The NDC Ashanti Region Communications Officer wondered the wrong Voltarians have committed against the NPP to merit such undeserved treatment from the ruling government.
Mr. Nurudeen continued that out of the 700,000 votes which was cast during the 2020 elections, President Akufo-Addo amassed 100,000 votes which helped him to win the presidential elections.
According to him, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo shouldn’t have made such comment if he was not pleased with the number of votes he got from Volta Region in the past elections.
Mr. Abass Nurudeen heavily descended on the President for always sympathizing with others but refuses to do same in Ghana when there is a disaster.
— UTV Ghana (@utvghana) October 17, 2023