If you tell the truth, you’ll be called arrogant: NAPO insists Akufo-Addo has done better than Nkrumah

If you tell the truth, you’ll be called arrogant: NAPO insists Akufo-Addo has done better than Nkrumah

NPP Vice Presidential Candidate Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) NPP Vice Presidential Candidate Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO)

The running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO), has insisted that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed better than Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

During a courtesy visit to the Paramount Chief of the Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, NAPO said it was only speaking the truth.

He lamented the nature of politicking in Ghana, saying that people who speak the truth are punished while those who tell lies are glorified.

“The term of office of every politician is four years. You have supported Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and he has done all he could in this country, Ghana. I said this and people criticise me, I said that since the independence of Ghana in 1957, from the era of Nkrumah till date, no government has done better than the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

“In politics, Nana, if you tell the truth, they will say you are arrogant, but if you tell lies, people will praise you,” he told Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II in the Akan language.

The NPP running mate added: “Nana, I am your son, you did not train me with lies and fear.”

Background:

The Minister of Power came under intense criticism after he was accused of disrespecting Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at his unveiling as the running mate of NPP flagbearer, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

NAPO, in its opening remarks at the event, stated that only under the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has Ghana not experienced hunger.

“God has blessed the NPP. Whoever says God has not blessed us is a liar. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the only president whose eight years of rule there has been no hunger. Am I lying? For eight years, there has been no hunger in Ghana,” he said in Twi dialect.

He added: “While the whole world was starving, Ghana had food. Let us thank God for what he has done for our party.”

Listen to NAPO’s defense in the clip below:

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