A Political Scientist, Dr. Amoako Baah has criticised President Akufo-Addo for his response to the people of Kwabre East in the Ashanti Region who threatened to vote against the NPP because their roads have not been fixed.
President Akufo-Addo while responding to the concerns said he is not threatened by their calls to vote out the NPP in 2024.
“No problem. I am saying people make those kinds of threats; me they don’t frighten me.”
“If you decide to vote for the NDC in the general election, it is your choice and that is not my problem. No one will force you to vote for someone,” he stated.
But Dr. Amoako Baah is outraged by the President’s comment.
Speaking in an interview, he said the President ought not to have uttered such a comment.
According to him, Akufo-Addo is exhibiting such a ‘reckless’ attitude because he is not contesting for the 2024 election.
He said such utterances will ruin the chances of the NPP in the 2024 elections.
“This is not the first time the President has spoken this way and it is precisely because he is not running for re-election…what he is doing is endangering the fortunes of the NPP in 2024 as if he has no stake in it so he is saying anything. He said it several times, it is not good,” he told.
He stressed that Akufo-Addo before becoming a President was calling for votes and for Ghanaians to try his governance and “this same person is the one talking like this now, it is not appropriate.”