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Tue, 17 Oct 2023 Politics

There's nothing wrong with Akufo-Addo's 'You don't vote for me' comment; he was taken out of context—Fuseini Issah

There's nothing wrong with Akufo-Addo's 'You don't vote for me' comment; he was taken out of context—Fuseini Issah
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The former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Okaikwei North constituency, Fuseini Issah has said that there is nothing wrong with the controversial comments made by the President of the Republic Nana Akufo-Addo when he visited flood victims.

During his tour on Monday, 16 October 2023, President Nana Akufo-Addo told the traditional leaders and people of Mepe that: "My visit here, today, is a very simple one: It is to come and commiserate with you about the tragedy that has occurred."

The president explained that even though he was out of the country when the disaster struck, he set the government in motion to strategise to help the situation.

“I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and are suffering, and it is my responsibility to try and help, because, if it is a question of counting who votes for me and who doesn't vote for me, then I shouldn't be here, because you don't vote for me, but that is not my concern and, in any event, one day you will vote for me and my party," President Akufo-Addo stated.

The controversial comment has generated widespread condemnation.

In reaction, the former MP of the Okaikwei North constituency said the President’s comments were taken out of context.

“ You may term it controversial but I will not and if you listen to his whole context he has given a context that it is his responsibility to do it and doing it as the president of Ghana and not doing it as a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP),” Fuseini Issah stated.

Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay
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