The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the renaming of the seat of government as a cheap diversionary tactic by the Akufo-Addo-led administration from the controversial Ghana-US military cooperation agreement.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday gazetted the name of the seat of government from Flagstaff House to Jubilee House.
The NDC, nonetheless, says it will not be distracted in demanding for a better renegotiated mutually acceptable and reciprocally respectful agreement with the United States of America.
A statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, is therefore urging Ghanaians not to fall for the “needless diversion and remain steadfast in the defence of our sovereignty and national dignity.”
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NDC REACTS TO PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO’S RENAMING OF FLAGSTAFF HOUSE
WHEREAS there are many crucial issues of national importance begging for President Akufo-Addo’s urgent attention.
WHEREAS thousands of Ghanaians from all walks of life and different political persuasion protested in Accra yesterday in a mammoth Put Ghana First Demonstration demanding that President Akufo-Addo stops the betrayal of Ghanaians and takes Ghana out of the infamous GHANA-US Military Cooperation Agreement.
WHEREAS this renaming gimmick is intended to be a cheap diversionary tactic from the overwhelming demand from Ghanaians for President Akufo-Addo to stop mortgaging our sovereignty for a pittance.
WHEREAS this failed diversionary tactic will not stop us from continuing our demand for a better renegotiated mutually acceptable and reciprocally respectful agreement with the United States of America, which remains a friendly nation.
WHEREAS the NDC urges Ghanaians not to fall for this needless diversion and remain steadfast in the defense of our sovereignty and national dignity.
WHEREAS in wishing President Akuffo-Addo a happy birthday – we expect him to know that this is not the birthday present Ghanaians deserve. Ghanaians look forward to the President re-assessing his priorities and begin listening to the cries of the very people who made him President.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah
General Secretary, National Democratic Congress