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19.01.2022 NPP News

[Video] Ashanti NPP chairman hopeful 'disowns' Akufo-Addo; says he can’t defend him

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Video Ashanti NPP chairman hopeful 'disowns' Akufo-Addo; says he cant defend him
19.01.2022 LISTEN

A former New Patriotic Party(NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu and aspiring regional chairman, Owusu Aduomi has said emphatically that he cannot defend the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo for certain statements he made during the campaign ahead of the 2016 general elections.

According to him, it’s only fair that the President defends his own statements.

Speaking on Oyerepa television in Kumasi, the regional chairman hopeful told host of the morning show: “You’ll do me no good by asking me to defend statements and comments I didn’t make. It’s Akufo-Addo who said Ghanaians are starving in the abundance of money, I didn’t say that. And so let him defend that when you meet him,- I can’t do that for him. Of course there’s enough money in the country but it’s about how you manage it."

On the economy, the former MP said he has no basis to defend the economy and can only leave that to the ‘country’s economic managers’.

“I’m not an economist so I can’t defend that. On what basis will I even the economic situation in the country.? If you’re talking about the current hardship in the country, then I’ll say yes, I hear people complain everyday. We all feel the pants of hardship. However, if the economists claim they’ve managed the economy well, that’s up to them. But for Kofi Job, I won’t even survive," he added.

It was the first media appearance for Mr Owusu Aduomi since he declared intentions to contest the chairmanship race in the Ashanti.

The leadership of the NPP is yet to set an official date for the polls for the polling station level, the National level and later elect the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 elections.

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