The National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) legal team member Abraham Amaliba expressed surprise that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has not yet offered an apology for his remarks at Mepe.
He claimed that the President insulted the Volta Region’s residents when he paid a visit to express his sympathies for the Akosombo Dam spillage victims.
Amaliba said he anticipates the President will have apologized by this point while speaking on TV3 in Accra.
“The worst of it all is that the president has not apologised for his hogwash statements that he made to the people of Volta Region. Has he apologised? This is the third day. I thought that the president should have apologised for the hogwash statement that he made to the people,” he stressed.
Amaliba added that although the president has called his actions by a variety of names in his comments, he believes that everything is the result of his poor upbringing.
The president has only revealed his true character since taking the oath of office, he continued.
“He has failed and I have heard all sorts of complaints about the president. The president’s problem is none of those things people have said about him; the president’s problem is poor upbringing, which will then culminate into all of the things that he is doing. The presidency doesn’t change you – when you become the president, that office doesn’t change you; it rather exposes your character,” he added.
The spillages from the dams have had a significant impact on a large number of communities in the North Tongu, South Tongu, Asuogyaman, Ada East, Keta, and other coastal communities in the Volta Region.
On Monday, October 16, Mr. Akufo-Addo told the residents of Mepe who had been affected by the flood brought on by the dam spill that he serves as president for all Ghanaians, regardless of whether they voted for him or not.
The chiefs and residents of Mepe and other towns in the North, South, and Central Tongu areas of the Region—strongholds of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)—were given assurances by the president that the government would do everything within its power to improve their situation.