You have to make sure Ghanaians buy into my record – Video of Akufo-Addo warning NPP against sabotaging him
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s announcement to abolish three contentious taxes implemented by the current administration has sparked discussions regarding potential efforts to distance himself from the government’s less favorable policies.
While opposition voices have seized upon this narrative, asserting that Bawumia’s actions indicate an attempt to separate himself from the administration’s shortcomings, members of the ruling party have emphasized that ultimate accountability for the government’s performance lies with President Akufo-Addo.
The circulation of a video among opposition activists adds fuel to the debate, featuring President Akufo-Addo cautioning against any disparagement of his government’s record.
The video, reportedly captured during a gathering at the Jubilee House where Akufo-Addo convened senior party officials ahead of the presidential primaries in November 2023, underscores the president’s stance on preserving the integrity of his administration’s achievements.
“I don’t know what we gain by attacking the record of our own government. When you do that and you become the party candidate, what are you going to tell the people of Ghana?” he submitted.
“That it was Akufo-Addo who misled you and mismanaged affairs, I will be different even though I am NPP, I am still under the elephant sign, I am different and (you think) the people of Ghana are that gullible?
“Let’s be serious. When we are talking about the record of the government…whoever you are, it is your responsibility to ensure that the people of Ghana buy into that record,” he stressed before adding that after the primaries, it is the record of his government that will form the basis of the NPP’s campaign.