National Democratic Congress (NDC) Communicator, Sammy Gyamfi has said the best country befitting the status of Akufo-Addo if he wants to be a dictator who doesn’t want to hear contrary view points is Syria.
Speaking on Adom TV’s Badwam this morning, the NDC communicator did not spare the President, accusing the President of adopting Mobutu Seseko as a mentor.
Mr Sammy Gyamfi was reacting to the President’s address to the nation Thursday night on the controversial US military deal, in which among others, the President took swipe at the opposition NDC for being ‘reckless nation wreckers’ whose patriotism was questionable.
Sammy Gyamfi said the President was being dishonest about the enhancement of the deal under his watch, and attempts to compare the present deal to previous ones was flawed.
“If Akufo-Addo wants to be dictator, he should go to Syria. That’s the place for him, not Ghana. We will continue to expose him. We will not stop criticizing him today or tomorrow”, he said.
“How can the President lie that Ghanaian troops use their ID cards to travel?”, he quizzed.
He said President Akufo-Addo needed to learn how to listen to criticism of his politics without losing his cool.
But on the same show, Deputy Executive Director to the National Service Scheme, Henry Nana Boakye disagreed.
He hailed the President for “putting NDC where they belong”, and couldn’t have put it any better.
He described their conduct as a cynical manipulation and also referred to them as ‘reckless self-seekers’ whose actions must be condemned by well-meaning Ghanaians.
“This is the kind of cynical manipulation by reckless self-seekers, which, in the fullness of time, the people of Ghana will acknowledge and condemn. And I am sure that as the facts become clear and widely available, and as the people come to terms with the evidence, they will reject the falsehood and deliberate attempts to destabilize our peaceful country. Truth is sacrosanct”, he said in a televised address to the nation on Thursday night monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com.
According to him, front-line politicians who have sought to mislead the people in this blatant manner, and those who, for mischievous purposes, leaked the document destined for the scrutiny of Parliament prematurely to a section of the media, who then went on to describe it as a “secret document” have all failed wondering how a secret document could be put before parliament if that was the case.