Former Education Minister and the 2020 running mate of NDC flagbearer John Mahama
Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has criticized President Akufo-Addo for his remarks on the lack of development in Ekumfi, Central Region.
In her post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Professor Opoku-Agyemang accused the president of a consistent pattern of attributing his failures to those who did not vote for him.
President Akufo-Addo excluded Ekumfi from national development initiatives due to the 2020 election vote against NPP’s parliamentary candidate, Ato Cudjoe.
This revelation was made during a meeting with Ekumfi leaders, causing widespread public and political condemnation.
The former minister described the comments as presidential.
Below is the full post by Professor Opoku-Agyemang
Mr. President, please do something, say something different before you go.
But come to think of it, our president has been consistent in blaming his failures and woes on those who he claims do not vote for him.
No one has forgotten his response to Torgbui Adzonu-Gaga Amenya Fiti V, the Paramount Chief from Aflao, about the need to complete one of our e-blocks to pre-empt unnecessary stress.
Many remember a similar reaction in response to the displaced and traumatized people of the flooded areas in the Volta Region.
He simply repeated same to the usurpers from Ekumfi as described by the family of our late President, who were granted audience on a matter that is clearly none of their business.
The paradox is very tangible; the people of the Ashanti Region constantly complaining of neglect. Does his party not gain the majority of their votes from the region? Maybe they don’t vote and in the consistency expressed, are deserving of his neglect.
This reaction makes one wonder where the “massive votes” actually come from.
Many of us await the response of our president to his ‘stronghold’. Maybe he will repeat his response to Torgbui Adzonu-Gaga Amenya Fiti V. Or to the good people of Kwabre, again. But, let’s wait.
Maybe we will hear a response different from the one he directed to the people of Kwabre that it’s none of his business if they vote for the NDC. I believe the good people from Kwabre have heard the president whose party they swear to have consistently voted for, loud and clear.
Indeed he went on to explain to the good people of Kwabre that he is not expected to hold their thumbs down the ballot papers.
The NDC welcomes the votes of all people in the country, regardless.
We are happy to collaborate with everyone who desires to restore our country onto itself by joining all our efforts in building the Ghana we all want, led by our experienced, respectful and humble, flag bearer, HE John Dramani Mahama, whose record speaks for itself.