The NDC presidential candidate John Mahama’s running mate for 2020, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has taken issue with President Akufo-Addo’s comments regarding the lack of progress in the Central Region’s Ekumfi.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang accused the president of a pattern of consistently attributing his failures to people who did not vote for him in a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter), the former name of Twitter.
Ekumfi was left out of national development initiatives, according to President Akufo-Addo, because voters rejected NPP parliamentary candidate Ato Cudjoe in the 2020 elections.
The public and political analysts widely condemned this revelation, which was made at a meeting with traditional leaders from Ekumfi at the Jubilee House.
The remarks have been characterized by the opposition NDC as unpresidential and as exposing the president’s vindictiveness.
The former Minister of Education emphasized the importance of giving local area development priority in her post and urged Ghanaians to vote against the NPP in the upcoming December elections.
Mr. President, please do something, say something different before you go.
But come to think of it, our president has been consistent in blaming his failures and woes on those who he claims do not vote for him.
No one has forgotten his response to Torgbui Adzonu-Gaga Amenya… https://t.co/5Zgbudbkws
— Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang (@NJOAgyemang) January 18, 2024
Relatedly, Edem Agbana has criticized President Nana Akufo-Addo‘s recent comment about Ekumfi that has got Ghanaians talking on social media.
In a reaction, Edem Agbana took to his X (formerly Twitter) page to describe Akufo-Addo as petty person.
Meanwhile, the Kyedomhemaa of the Ekumfi traditional area, Nana Enyimfua III, demanded that the state establish a project in the area to assist the youth in earning a living, and the President complied.
During her visit to the Presidency to thank President Akufo-Addo for renovating the late President Mills’ burial grounds, the queen mother said the state had not yet kept any of the promises it had made to the late Prof. Mills’ family and the community following their kinsman’s death.
In order for the next generation to be able to rely on the benefits of the service their son provided to the state, she begged the President to keep at least one of the promises made to the traditional area.