National Youth Organizer of the NDC, George Opare-Addo has described President Akufo-Addo's comments that some political actors are looking to score political points with the Coronavirus pandemic in his recent address to the nation as 'childish and baseless'.
Speaking on Accra based Happy FM, Opare-Addo said “The president’s assertion that his opponents who speak on the COVID-19 pandemic do so because they need political survival are childish and baseless. As a president, when you have the opportunity to speak to the nation, you don’t have to make such baseless comments. Throwing shade as president is childish.”
President Akufo-Addo says the increase in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus is not a failure on the government.
He said, the numbers are going up due to accelerated efforts by the government to test more people and the contacts of those that test positive.
Without these enhanced efforts, Akufo-Addo says the numbers which stand at 4,700 as of Sunday evening, would only have been at 1,413 more than 3,200 less.
He said these people would have been in the population and unknowingly infecting more people, if not for government’s efforts.
Speaking in his ninth televised address on government’s efforts to contain the outbreak, President Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians not to begrudge political actors who link the increase in numbers to government’s failure.
“They need to make such comments for their political survival,” Akufo-Addo said.