Atik Mohammed has objurgated President Nana Akufo-Addo for telling the residents in Ekumfi that he purposely denied them development.
The President disclosed this when some traditional leaders from the community paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House and requested an even share of the national cake.
According to the president, he decided to neglect Ekumfi, which is located in the Central Region, because the people voted against an NPP parliamentary candidate during the 2020 elections.
“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 told the traditional leaders.
Reacting to these remarks, Atik found it offensive for the president to spew such words against the Ekumfi people.
He described the president’s behavior as “blackmail,” saying, “now, we are blackmailing the electorate with the authority that we, the voters, have given you. You are using the very authority we’ve invested in you to oppress us.”
He exclaimed, “That is not how you run a country. After all, you are paid from everybody’s taxes…We cannot be retrogressing. Ghana’s democracy has grown.”
Atik reminded the President of his oath to Ghanaians, stating, “you cannot create the impression that you are a president who would oppress people who didn’t vote for you and your candidates.”
He gave his responses during Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” panel discussion programme on Friday.
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