Akufo-Addo most corrupt President in Ghana’s history – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress has described President Akufo-Addo as the most corrupt President Ghana has seen since the history of the fourth republic.

Speaking at a media briefing in Accra on Tuesday, General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia lamented the lack of strong will on the part of the President in dealing with the several corruption cases plaguing his government.

Asiedu Nketia believes the President missed yet another opportunity to demonstrate that he should be trusted when it comes to fighting corruption following the President’s recent comments at the just ended bar conference in Takoradi.

The president had touted achievements of his government in the fight against corruption insisting that no allegation of corruption against any of his appointees has been swept under the carpet. President Akufo-Addo said he had referred all such allegations to the appropriate investigative bodies.

But the NDC disagrees with the claim by the President.

Addressing the media on Tuesday at the party’s National headquarters, the General Secretary of the Party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has “lowered the bar for the fight against corruption at the Bar conference”.

“One would have expected the President to use the opportunity of his address at the Bar conference to reassure the nation of credible efforts to weed out the destructive canker, ” the General Secretary explained.

He added “Instead, the President chose to play the proverbial ostrich and bury his head in the sand. He demonstrated clearly that he was not in touch with the realities of the time. He rather opted for that path of delusion and denial”.

The General Secretary is asking the President to jolt himself back into reality and face the truth that Ghanaians have lost faith in his administration.

“Ghanaians are unified in the belief that our country has been overrun by corruption with the President sitting at the apex of a cabal perpetrating this,” he stressed.

Source The Ghana Report/Gloria Kafui Ahiable

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