The National Democratic Congress has asked President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to concentrate on important matters bothering the state rather than channeling his energy on issues of less substance.
This is in relation to comments made by the President over the brandishing of machetes and other weapons at the office of the former President, John Dramani Mahama, who is also flag bearer of the NDC.
President Akufo-Addo had said such deeds as seen on social media was not going to be countenanced in the lead up to and during the 2024 elections.
But the NDC says the youth only visited the premises for a clean-up exercise and did not go there for any malicious purpose.
They say their intention at their flag bearer’s office was to contribute to President Akufo-Addo’s vision of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
Malik Basintale, a deputy National Communications Officer for the NDC in a counter-statement said where the President’s focus should be is the state-sponsored violence in certain parts of the country where people are losing their lives.
“Our flag bearer’s office, in the lawns, [you] have plants growing, you have roots, you have rodents. And we think that to help President Akufo-Addo succeed in making Accra the cleanest city, we will go to our flag bearer’s house and weed. I don’t see why President Akufo-Addo should go and sit somewhere and talk about people who engage in a cleanup exercise.
“In other words, being the president of the republic there are crucial things he should be speaking about. Savelugu somebody was killed, Ododiodoo somebody was killed. Why hasn’t he spoken about that,” he stated.
Meanwhile, former President John Dramani Mahama had in a post on X, formerly Twitter, shared similar sentiments asking President Akufo-Addo to condemn the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence and deaths recorded in the Techiman South constituency during the 2020 elections.
This is a bit rich, coming from a President who superintended the mayhem at Ayawaso West Wuogon and has not had a word of sympathy for the families of our 8 compatriots who died from state-sponsored violence in the 2020 elections. pic.twitter.com/qnLMdF46It
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) November 28, 2023