Mr. Alfred Thompson, a former of Deputy Managing Director of the National Investment Bank (NIB), and an activist of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has defended President Nana Akufo-Addo’s ‘vote comment’ he made while on visit to affected residents in the Lower Volta Basin following the Akosombo dam spillage.
According to the NPP communication team member, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo‘s remarks regarding the spill from the Akosombo Dam that displaced over 26,000 people in the Volta Region, destroying farmlands and other valuable properties was to debunk the mischievous politics the opposition NDC are playing with the disaster.
Mr. Alfred Thompson claimed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is playing a mischievous role with the Akosombo Dam Spillage disaster.
The former Deputy Managing Director of NIB said the NDC are fond of taking advantage of every disaster to manipulates the minds of the vulnerable.
He claimed that President Akufo-Addo‘s ‘vote comment’ was very necessary and he said it at the right place.
“When NDC sees that you’re vulnerable, they start playing with your mind. They are playing a mischievous role with the Akosombo Dam Spillage disaster. They want to take advantage of this and claim that the NPP doesn’t like Voltarians,” Mr. Alfred Thompson said.
He added that the NDC want to play along and use it during their campaign in the upcoming 2024 general elections.
— UTV Ghana (@utvghana) October 19, 2023
Previously, Dzifa Gomashie, a member of parliament for Ketu South criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his remarks regarding the spill from the Akosombo Dam.
He claimed that the President’s trip to the Volta Region to offer condolences to the victims was a complete failure.
The lawmaker claimed, in an interview with Class FM in Accra, that the President had disrespected the people of the area rather than provided any workable solutions to the disaster.