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You Pledged To Serve The Country Without Favoritism – Lecturer Reminds Akufo-Addo

Governance Lecturer at the Central University, Dr. Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah has reminded President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of his oath to serve the country without favoritism.

His comments come on the back of statements made by the president when some traditional leaders from Ekumfi in the Central Region visited  him at the Jubilee House.

The President told the traditional leaders, who paid a visit to him at the Jubilee House to request development in the community, that he has overlooked because they voted against an NPP parliamentary candidate, Francis Ato Cudjoe.

“Ato Cudjoe was your MP and I made him a Deputy Minister and you voted him out in the last elections and because of that, I did not pay attention to development in your area, I have to be honest with you but since you have brought it up I will pay attention to it”, he said.

Speaking on Peace FM’s morning show Kokrokoo, Dr. Otchere Ankrah reminded the President of his oath to serve the country during his swearing-in on January 7 saying “when you were being sworn in and while you were holding the bible, you pledged to serve the entire nation without favoritism”.

He said the President’s comments are very unfortunate and in bad taste which does not bode well for the country.

Dr. Otchere-Ankrah slammed President Akufo-Addo saying he dare not have made similar statements when he was pleading with Ghanaians to vote him into power.

“You wouldn’t have said the same thing if you were a candidate. You would never say this thing”, he stated.

Expressing disappointment in the President while speaking on a panel discussion programme, the lecturer admonished the President to be circumspect in his utterances stating it doesn’t befit a leader and President of the Republic.

“There is already the suspicion that the President has neglected certain constituencies. At first, it was a suspicion but we now know that that is how you are ruling the country. It is not good. You are giving your Communicators a difficult job.” he said

He also assessed the impact of the President’s statements on his Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s bid for Presidency, asking “will it help him to get votes or reduce his votes?”

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Kwaku Opoku-Dame is the Chief Editor of, and he is based in Tema, Ghana. Kwaku holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies (Journalism major) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.


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