Nana Parries Tribal Agenda Claims

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said tribalism has no place in contemporary Ghanaian politics.

He said he is not noted for pushing tribal agenda and would never do so as his political opponents would have a section of the public to believe, adding that those in the business of tribal politics think that is the only thing that would make them survive politically.

“No one who is committed to the Ghana Project, as I am, can have an ethnic agenda. Rather, we should shun all those who would promote ethnic sentiments and divisions among us for selfish, partisan, and political ends,” President Akufo-Addo said on Tuesday during the commissioning of Water Supply System at Amedzofe for 69,000 residents in three districts in the Volta Region.

“There are people from this region, some of whom are well known to you here at Amedzofe, who serve in sensitive parts of my government and influence decisions on a daily basis. I may have my own failings like we all do, but being a tribalist is not one of them.”

“In my time as President, development has been distributed equitably to all parts of the country, and the impact of our policies has been felt by all. So, I want to assure all of you that neither the NPP nor I have any plan whatsoever to bring division to any part of the country,” he said.

“We do not have an ethnic agenda against any group or grouping in the country and, certainly, we have no ethnic agenda against residents of the Volta Region,” he added.

President Akufo-Addo stressed again that the Volta Region was not and had not been singled out for any special military operation, saying, “The deployment of the military personnel along our borders is an ongoing nationwide exercise and has been done across all our borders, and not in the Volta Region alone. One thousand soldiers are the subject of this deployment, of which 163 are based along the borders of Volta.”

“Their presence is to guard against potential terrorist attacks on our shores and to prevent the importation of the virus into our country. They have not been stationed at our borders to execute any political or ethnic agenda,” he pointed out.

To residents of the Volta Region, President Akufo-Addo reiterated his determination to “keep knocking on the door until the door is opened to me; until the Volta Region and the NPP are married. I know that this constituency, Ho West, will one day revert to being a stronghold of the NPP as it once was for the United Party (UP).”

From Fred Duodu, Amedzofe