Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is unfit to be president of Ghana because he is a “coward”, Mr Koku Anyidoho, a Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said.According to him, Mr Akufo-Addo’s refusal to take part in the recent presidential debate organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in collaboration with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) betrayed his fear to be debated on the contentious issues he has been raising against President John Mahama over the years.
Mr Anyidoho’s comment follows claims by Mr Akufo-Addo that Mr Mahama is a threat to Ghana’s future as a result of his “bad” governance style.
Speaking on Peace FM on Friday December 2, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “Ghana is sitting on gold but because of bad governance by President Mahama, Ghanaians are suffering. His leadership style is a threat to the future of this country.”
But responding to this comment in an interview with Accra news’ Nana Ama Agyarko on Friday, 2 December, Mr Anyidoho said: “NPP should rather be sorry for electing him [Nana Akufo-Addo] as their flag bearer for the elections because he has rather destroyed the NPP with his leadership style.”
“He is a coward, biggest coward Ghana has ever had as a politician. NPP should be sorry for electing Akufo-Addo as flag bearer. If he were a man, he should have faced Mahama on the NCCE platform on the issues that he raised so that Mr Mahama will reply him, but you go and hide with Kwame Sefa Kayi on radio and be saying all manner of things and expect us to be responding to him, he is coward.”