President Akufo-Addo Cannot Be Blackmailed - NPP Chairman

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed creditably well in his first two-years in power and will therefore not allow any individual or group of persons to derail his onward march to make Ghana iconic.

He will also not allow anybody to blackmail him as he has already chosen the path of growth and development for Ghanaians.

Mr Dennis Amfo-Sefa, Tema West constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party stated this in an exclusive interview with the Ghana News Agency when he outlined the performance of the party in the first 27 months in power.

He said so far President had fulfilled his promises of free Senior High Education, creation of six new regions and was progressing well in the one District, one factory and one Village one dam in the northern sector of the country.

On violence through vigilantism, Mr Amfo-Sefa popularly known as Nana Boakye said the President had so far shown commitment to fighting the canker as he had extended an invitation to the National Democratic Congress for a dialogue to find lasting solutions.

He said the setting up of the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances that led to the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was an indication of his peaceful nature and commitment to finding lasting solutions to the canker.

He dismissed calls by Mr Akwasi Addae Odike, Leader of UFP on Ghanaians to vote against President Akufo-Addo in 2020 saying the public rant by Odike was nothing, but an attempt to blackmail the President into throwing some spoil of power on his way.

“Odike appears to believe that he can blackmail President Akufo-Addo the same way that he blackmailed former President Mahama. well, the bad news is that, President Akufo-Addo cannot be blackmailed. Simple!” Nana Boakye said.

According to him, the President could not be blackmailed because it was his outstanding performance in office that had already anchored a repeat victory for Nana Akufo-Addo in 2020.

The NPP chairman said: “How can you call President Akufo-Addo a violent man behind vigilantism when he is the one who has shown commitment more than anyone else to solve it; Is Odike the only stranger in Ghana; has he not heard that President Akufo-Addo has asked the Attorney General to come up with a law to ban vigilantism forever? How can the man you are blaming for a problem, be the same one pursuing a solution?” Nana Boakye asked rhetorically.

The UFP Leader, who in the recent past was an admirer of President Akufo-Addo, suddenly turned a detractor of the President, publicly calling on Ghanaians to vote against him in 2020 for failing to meet the expectations of the people and for nurturing political vigilantism.

Mr Amfo-Sefa gave the assurance that President Akufo-Addo would win the 2020 elections not because of public flatters or detractions, but his performance that had caught up with the people.