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US military pact: Akufo Addo sounded like an intolerant dictator - Inusah Fuseini

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has condemned the posture of President Akufo-Addo when he addressed the nation on the supposed establishment of US Military Base in Ghana.

According to him, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces was carried away and thought he was on a political campaign platform.

“He sounded more like a dictator, not willing to be countenanced to opposing views, I have never known Nana Addo to be intolerant to opposing views”, he observed.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to, as far as a defence deal signed between his government and that of the United States is concerned, “reject the unspeakable hypocrisy of the naysayers who led our country into bankruptcy in the worst economic record of modern Ghanaian history”, adding: “Let us rise above them”.

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Addressing the nation on Thursday night to clear the air about the defence cooperation deal which has been marred in a lot of controversy at home here in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo rejected accusations by the main opposition National Democratic Congress and its Minority in parliament that he has sold Ghana’s sovereignty to the US for $20million per the deal and NDC and its Minority are being hypocritical about the whole deal.

But commenting on this development on Multi TV’s Newsfile on Saturday, April 7, monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Mr Fuseini said: “Those were very strong words from the president and I was hugely disappointed”.

“The President was very condescending, he was very patronising of Ghanaians, he employed fallacies for secular reasons”, he told the host, Samson Lardy.

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