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President Akufo-Addo condemns Odododiodio violence

BY: Donald Ato Dapatem
President Akufo-Addo responding to cheers from King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mantse. Picture: Samuel Tei Adano
President Akufo-Addo responding to cheers from King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mantse. Picture: Samuel Tei Adano

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has condemned the violence that occurred at Odododiodio last Sunday.

He said the acts were perpetrated by some frivolous minds who had no message and good track record for the elections.

President Akufo-Addo was speaking at a durbar at Odododiodio in Accra last Tuesday with the chiefs and people of the area in attendance.

The durbar was part of the third-day activities of his four-day tour of the Greater Accra Region.

He said the NPP had delivered on its promises, had a good track record and was confident that Ghanaians would renew its mandate with a massive vote.

"The world needs to see that we can comport ourselves. We want peace in Accra, exercising one’s franchise does not call for chaos," he said.

Inspection

President Akufo-Addo inspected construction works on the Salaga Market, James Town Fishing Harbour and the Obetsebi Lamptey Roundabout.

He started the third-day tour from the STC yard, where he commissioned 100 buses for the company.

Spare parts market

At Abossey Okai, President Akufo-Addo said prior to the 2016 polls he made promises which made the people to vote for him and by the grace of God he had redeemed the promises to the satisfaction of Ghanaians and was assured of a second resounding victory.

President Akufo-Addo said he was always encouraged by the support and encouragement the people in the area offered him, which indicated that he was on his way to a resounding victory.

He said anytime he got to the area, the enthusiasm of the people revived the youthfulness in him. He urged the electorate to vote massively for him, more than what they did in 2016.

More Work

He stated that in his next administration from 2021 he would embark on more development and interventions in excess of what had been witnessed in the first four years.

President Akufo-Addo said God had been gracious to him and placed him on the number one spot on the ballot, and urged the people to come out in their numbers and vote for him.

FSHS

Addressing the gathering, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, said the President had ensured that almost every Ghanaian had benefited from the work of his administration.

She said education was a cardinal instrument in poverty alleviation, and that it was for that reason that the President instituted the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy so that irrespective of the background of the parents, every child would have free secondary education.

Otintoh

The Sempe Mantse, Nii Otintoh, described the gathering as exceptional because the President was able to bring all the chiefs together at the function, something that had never happened.