Politicians who have got no message to electorates resort to propagate tribal and religious sentiments for their gain, President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asserted.
He has advised the public not to entrust the future of the nation in the care of such leaders whom he has described as incompetent.
The President says as the next general election approaches, Ghanaians should go for leaders with vision and track record interspersed with integrity.
According to him, that’s the only means to sustain the nation’s developmental trajectory.
“What matters most is that we give the nod to leaders whose competency, track record, and integrity cannot be doubted. We cannot entrust the destiny of the nation into the hands of incompetent leaders to the detriment of our sustainable growth,” he said whilst addressing the chiefs and residents of Bantama in Kumasi during the inauguration of an e-library project on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
The President, during his address cautioned the populace against self-seeking politicians who have no message but resort to tow tribal and religious sentiments for their gain.
In fortifying multiparty democracy, embracing diversity, and fostering peace and unity, the President said such persons have nothing better to contribute.
Emphasising the critical nature of the 2024 general elections, the President indicated how the exercise will significantly impart the nation’s developmental trajectory.
On Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia as flag bearer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the President noted his experience, expertise and track records are proven to make him the perfect choice for the race.
He described him further as someone trustworthy of leading this nation successfully, extolling his substance and honesty.
He urged the electorate to support the NPP in the upcoming polls, emphasizing the party’s commitment to Ghana’s development and growth.
Commending the Member of Parliament for Bantama and Minister of Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye for the construction of the e-library project, President Akufo-Addo encouraged the community to take ownership of the initiative.
He also called on the residents to grant Mr Asenso-Boakye another mandate in the upcoming elections to continue promoting their welfare and well-being.
Mr Asenso-Boakye highlighted that the e-library project exemplifies the government’s vision to enhance the standard of education for the benefit of Ghanaian youth.