Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor has slammed Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Okudzeto Ablakwa describing him as a hypocrite misleading Ghanaians on issues regarding the controversial military pact.
Few hours after President Nana Akufo-Addo delivered a national address to bring finality to the debate surrounding the agreement, the North Tongu legislator heavily criticised the President labelling his address as intolerable and condescending to the genuine concerns of Ghanaians.
Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana, Mr. Okudzeto in his submission maintained that, the US military could leverage on the deal to import nuclear weapons into the country, arguing further that the President’s address talked down on Ghanaians.
“I am a really sad man tonight. Terribly sad. This is not how we expect our president to talk down to us. A president doesn’t talk down to his people this way. The president was very intolerant. He was very condescending, he was very insulting, “he said.
Explaining the President’s outrage at the opposition National Democratic members, Mr. Janipor asserted that Akufo-Addo was scolding frontline politicians in opposition who have been mischievously throwing dust into the eyes of Ghanaians to make government unpopular.
“President Akufo-Addo is real and unpretentious. He is outraged at frontline politicians who signed the deal in 1998 and 2015 but are mischievous misleading Ghanaians now. Frontline politicians and hypocrites like you are part of the reason he had to address in such manner”. Mr. Janipor jabbed
Mr. Janipor further maintained that Akufo-Addo is one of Ghana’s most tolerant Heads of State who will not hurt even a fly despite the deceitful tellings-off cast at him by some members from the other end of the political divide.
“President Akufo- Addo has demonstrated throughout his entire political life and as President that he is very tolerant and accommodative of dissenting view. He has chalked one year three months in office as one of the most tolerant President in the history of Ghana. He will not hurt a fly”, he said.