March 13, 2014

Member of Parliament for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has launched a scathing attack on the former Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo DanKwa Akufo Addo describing him as an unpatriotic politician.

According to him, Nana Addo who aspires to be this country’s refusal to attend this year’s Independence Day anniversary ceremony in any part of the country when he was present in Ghana and in good health was a clear testimony that he is not the least patriotic.

The two time flag bearer of the opposition NPP returned to Ghana from the United Kingdom (UK) on the eve of Independence Day (5th March 2014) after nearly six months of taking some rest post the 2012 election petition case which was decided in August 2013.

Though he was in the country, the astute politician was conspicuously absent at the ceremony in Accra where he should have ordinarily have been which usually recorded attendance by Ghanaians from all walks of life, high ranking persons in society and the diplomatic corps alike.

Contributing to a discussion on Asempa FM’s Eko sii sen show on Wednesday, Hon. Mintah Akandoh stated that Nana Akufo Addo will have to do more to convince Ghanaians that he is indeed a statesman.

Touching on the NPP’s former flag bearer’s current tour of the Ashanti Region, the MP wondered in what capacity Nana Addo was undertaking that tour.

“Who is Nana Akufo Addo to be patrolling the streets of Kumasi in a convoy causing a lot of inconvenience to other motorist due to the traffic build up, he is no more the flag bearer or the President of Ghana, but he does his thing like one, this clearly attest to the fact that he is arrogant” he said.

He noted that with the elections over it was about time Nana Akufo was told in the face that he currently does not hold any political position and must stop carrying himself like the president.

Meanwhile, Nana Akufo Addo has indicated in Kumasi that he would on 20th March 2014 publicly state his intention on whether or not to contest for the third time the flag bear position of the party at the NPP congress which comes off later this year.

Kwadwo Anim/