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My Comment Was Misunderstood – NAPO On Nkrumah-Akufo-Addo Comparison

My Comment Was Misunderstood – NAPO On Nkrumah-Akufo-Addo Comparison

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO), the NPP flagbearer and running mate of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has addressed the controversy surrounding his recent statements likening the administration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to that of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

NAPO, who objected to the interpretation of his comments made during his inauguration at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi on July 9, 2024, said, “They have misinterpreted what I said. I said that since 1957, from the tenure of Kwame Nkrumah to date, no government has worked harder than Nana Akufo-Addo.”

NAPO lamented the perceived dichotomy of honesty in politics, which is often misinterpreted, saying: “In our politics, if you tell the truth, they say you are ungrateful, if you lie, you are praised.”

Dr. Opoku Prempeh made these remarks during his visit to the Wassa Amenfi traditional area of ​​Oman and the Chairman of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II, on Wednesday, July 10.

Despite NAPO’s intention to convey President Akufo-Addo’s developmental strides, its claim that no leader has been able to match the contributions of the current President to the country has sparked a storm of controversy.

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) called for immediate action, demanding that NAPO apologise and resign from government and political posts within 24 hours.

The CPP warned that failure to comply could lead to sanctions from senior government officials and potential public protests.

by Vincent Kubi