We the Organized Youth of Ashanti (OYA) find it totally unacceptable that Nana Akufo-Addo, the 2012 presidential candidate of the Opposition New Patriotic Party ( NPP), will carry himself about as though he was running another Republic within Ghana.
It is important to note, that Nana Akufo-Addo is not a Presidential candidate neither is he a President of this country. He is not also the King of Ashanti.
Therefore, it is difficult for some of us here in Ashanti Region to understand why a man who has no authority what so ever, will come to the region, ride around in an open top vehicle akin to a President of Ghana or the King of Ashanti.
It is not difficult to see this self promotional gimmick of the former NPP Presidential candidate as a confirmation of already documented testimony of his chronic arrogance. We in OYA can now understand why the former US Ambassador to Ghana in a wiki leaks diplomatic cable stated emphatically that Nana Akufo-Addo is widely perceived as extremely arrogant among many Ghanaian observers and citizens.
It is also interesting to observe that nobody in the NPP has got the guts to question the unacceptable conduct of Mr. Akufo-Addo.
It is our opinion that this kind of arrogant action by Akufo-Addo amounts to a challenge of the authority of not only the President of Ghana but also the King of Ashanti. We call on Akufo-Addo to desist from this extremely arrogant action of challenge to our authorities if he ever wants to be considered a leader in this country.