October 31, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Ho West, Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah has accused the Presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo of disrespecting President John Dramani Mahama yesterday at the IEA presidential debate.

According to him while the other presidential candidates recognized the presence of President Mahama and addressed him as such in their opening statements, Nana Addo on the other hand ignored him and went on straight with his opening remarks.

The IEA on Tuesday organized a presidential debate for parties including the CPP, NDC, PNC and NPP candidates in Tamale where they used the opportunity to sell their vision and policies to their electorates.

Speaking on ETV Ghana’s morning show programme on Wednesday, Hon. Bedzrah Stated that typical of Nana Addo who sees himself as a President or the heir to the throne of Ghana would not want to accord President Mahama give him the needed respect.

He noted that the unfortunate act by Nana Addo was the low point of the exciting programme.

However the MP for Mpraeso, Hon. Seth Acheampong who was also on the set jumped to the defense of Nana Addo, stating that he (Nana Addo) never sought to disrespect the president, adding that the NPP candidate did not mention President Mahama in his salutation as he choose to rather greet the people of Tamale in their local dialect.

He wondered why such fuss has generated out of this needless criticism, adding that Ghanaians are too fascinated with titles which should not be the case

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh