Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu says Ghana’s democracy is in tatters in the hands of President Akufo-Addo.
Mr Idrissu said this after President Akufo-Addo delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) in his first term in Parliament today January 5, 2021.
Mr Iddrisu said the President decided to ommit the pocket of violence that occured during the election from his speech because he knows this dents the image of Ghana’s democracy under his reign
“We leave our fractured democracy in your hands, conspicuously lost in your speech is lost of lives in Techiman and other parts of Ghana. We have an economy which is hugely debt-driven, a bag of corn is selling for 200 Ghana Cedis in Tamale yet you say our economy is doing well. We thank you for serving Ghana well”.
President Akufo-Addo also took turns to praise his main opponent in the 2020 election John Mahama of the NDC for choosing a legal path to contest the outcome of the election.
John Mahama ever since EC boss Jean Mensa announced Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 election vowed not to accept and said he will contest.
NDC followers resorted to some series of demonstrations which turned violent as some point but the party and Mahama have finally filed a suit at the Supreme Court.
President Akufo-Addo speaking delivering his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament today January 5, 2021, said Mahama has done well by making that choice.
“I recognize my main opponent in the election has gone to the Supreme Court to seek their intervention over his concerns on the outcome of the polls.
“It is good for the nation that in the end, he chose the legal path instead of the pockets of violence that attended the immediate aftermath of the elections,” the President told Parliamentarians in the last State of the Nation Address for his first term in office.