President Akufo-Addo’s speech on the controversial Ghana-US military corporation agreement was without substance and did not focus on the real issues, General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said.
According to him, the President’s reaction to the controversial military pact lacked clarity and failed to tackle the serious concerns that have been raised.
Mr. Nketia said he was disappointed in the content of the speech, insisting the President could have done way better than he did.
On Thursday, the President addressed the nation on national television, where he tried to explain the rationale behind the military deal.
President Akufo-Addo stated categorically that no US military base will be established in the country, contrary to reports circulating in the media. He also went in hard on critics of the Military Corporation Agreement, describing them as “anti-America” and “hypocrites”. However, the Minority are still not on the same page with government and have actually played down the concreteness of Nana Addo’s reaction to the military pact.
According to Asiedu Nketia, the President’s speech was filled with vindictive words, instead of tackling the concerns that have been raised. He further accused the President of failing to speak on the cogent issues, rather deciding to engage in name calling. Join YEN on Instagram to be always informed and entertained! “I was expecting something better,” he told Accra-based Joy FM during an interview Thursday.
The NDC General Secretary maintained that signing the Ghana-US military corporation agreement meant selling the sovereignty of the nation. He said the President’s speech was just a reaction to the agitations from the public, adding that “the evidence in the agreement does support what he wanted us to believe.”