National Women’s Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dr. Hannah Louisa Bissiw has replied to president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assertion that he will not oblige former president John Mahama with any responses on issues he has raised because he is not a presidential candidate and that he only responds to presidential candidates.
According to her, the president was not a presidential candidate when he made the famous ‘if the economy is broke, fix it’ comment, adding that he was also campaigning to be elected presidential candidate of the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), whiles late president John Evans Atta Mills was at the helm of affairs.
In her estimation, the president’s comments smacks of arrogance laced with the ‘yentie obiaa’’ posturing, adding that he is taking the generality of the Ghanaian people for granted.
‘’What it means is that the president is saying that the woes and cries of traders, trainee nurses, trainee teachers, importers and exporters, commercial and taxi drivers who on a daily basis cry of hardship have no right to complain. It means they are complaining for nothing because they are not presidential candidates. That is the import of the president’s statement’’ she said.
According to the former deputy Minister for Agric, instead of concentrating on fixing the challenges being faced in the economy, the president is rather fixated at frivolous and petty squabbles with the former president.
President Akufo-Addo speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of the University for Development Studies over the weekend said the former president was seeking his attention, per some of the pronouncements he is making on his campaign platforms, saying he will not respond to him because he is not yet a presidential candidate.