Richard Ahiagbah, the National Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rebutted a claim by Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, head of NDC legal team.
Mr. Ahiagbah rebutted Tamakloe's claim on Accra-based TV3’s New Day show that Akufo-Addo is just a "packaged" human rights advocate, indicating that the president's record "is self-evident" based on his past electoral successes.
He added that the police brutality against protesters does not define Akufo-Addo's track record but his achievements during his term of office.
In a tweet on Monday, September 25, Mr Ahiagbah wrote: "An unfortunate comment on TV3 Newday this morning by my good brother Edudzi Tamakloe, saying President Akufo-Addo is a packaged human rights advocate. This comment can only be a product of partisan exuberance because the record of Akufo-Addo's advocacy is self-evident."
He continued: "The regrettable challenge suffered by the Democracy Hub demonstrators, cannot in any way define the Akufo-Addo's record, and Edudzi, you know it. It is an occurrence that I have personally condemned, and I am sure the Ghana Police Service will learn from it."
Richard Ahiagbah expressed confidence that government is working to address demonstrators' concerns about the economy, citing progress in areas like agriculture and cocoa prices.
He assured Ghanaians that the economic challenges will soon be over just like the NPP government did when it took office in 2017.
“This government has been focused on solving the very concerns raised by the demonstrators with appreciable successes. Recall the 4.2% rebound of the economy at mid-term, the strong push with PFJ Phase II to achieve domestic food security and export will do wonders for food prices, inflation, and stability of the currency, among others.
“The historic increase in the producer price of cocoa will have a direct impact on the local economies. So, you see the government is hard at work solving these concerns, it is only a matter of time before all those concerns are addressed,” he noted.