The Tema West Constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Dennis Amfo-Sefah, has highlighted candor as one of the selling points of President Akufo-Addo that sets him apart from others.
“It is not for nothing that one of the nicknames that have been given the President is ‘Osiadieyor’ or what in English translates as, ‘he who walks the talk’, Akufo-Addo has been truthful with Ghanaians,” Mr. Amfo-Sefah said.
In a statement, Mr. Amfo-Sefah, who is popularly called Nana Boakye, said the truthfulness of the President was one of the things that made him attractive to Ghanaians.
He said every single promise that the President made to Ghanaians during his campaign in the lead-up to the 2016 elections was delivered or being delivered.
“Many doubted that he could deliver Free SHS; Free SHS is a reality now. The same goes for ‘One Village, one Dam,’ One district, One factory, Planting for Food and Jobs and one constituency, one million dollars”
The Tema West NPP Chairman also pointed out that President Akufo-Addo had restored allowances for Nursing and Teacher Trainees as promised and still managed to keep the economy intact and not destroyed the economy as was claimed by his opponents.
“This is why many people do not doubt at all the President’s promise to build eighty eight (88) new district hospitals for the country because of Covid-19,” Nana Boakye said.
According to him, the reason why President Akufo-Addo’s canduor resonated with the people was because of the lack of truthfulness that others exhibited in office and were exhibiting even out of office.
Former President Mahama’s original position on Free SHS was that, it would not work, was it not? Have you realized that now he has come to the position where he says it is good and he will not scrap it even if he becomes President again? That is what we call inconsistency,” Nana Boakye said.
He said the former President scrapped the Teachers and Nurses allowances, but ever since President Akufo-Addo restored it, Mr. Mahama changed position and said it was good and he will not scrap it even if he becomes President again.
According to him, former President Mahama’s inconsistency was in respect of every programme that the NPP successfully implemented, “he will oppose it and denigrate it, but then turn round to praise it when it is finally achieved,” Nana Boakye said.