The General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says his party is appalled by the insulting response by President Akufo-Addo on the controversial US-Ghana military pact Thursday night.
For him, the President was intolerant with his reaction on the deal, as he sought to discredit the “genuine concerns” Ghanaians had with the agreement.
President Akufo-Addo expressed his outrage at the defamatory comments from his political opponents, to the effect that Ghana’s sovereignty had been sold by his government and himself.
Addressing the nation last night on the Defense deal, he asked Ghanaians to reject the hypocrisy of the naysayers about the deal saying “It is difficult to understand that such people, knowing what they do know, would set about so blatantly to confuse people, and go as far as calling for the overthrow of our democracy? A democracy that has become the beacon of good governance in Africa?”
He was confident that this kind of cynical manipulation by “reckless self-seekers”, in the fullness of time, will be acknowledged and condemned by Ghanaians, stressing that “as the facts become clear and widely available, and as the people come to terms with the evidence, they will reject the falsehood and deliberate attempts to destabilize our peaceful country. Truth is sacrosanct.”
However, the Chief Scribe of the NDC disappointed with the President’s posture last night said his party and well-meaning Ghanaians will no way be disconcerted by the outburst of Mr. Akufo-Addo. He claims they’ll still be rallying the course to fight what he calls the worst deal ever.
“We’ll not be diverted to trading of insults by the President,” he said in an interview with Accra-based Okay FM.
Meanwhile, President of the Republic, Nana AddoDankwa Akufo-Addo, has affirmed, in no uncertain terms, that Ghana has “not offered a military base, and will not offer a military base to the United States of America.”
According to President Akufo-Addo, “the United States of America has not made any request for such consideration and, consistent with our established foreign policy, we will not consider any such request.”