General News of Friday, 6 April 2018
President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has criticised President Akufo-Addo for having the same temperament as his predecessor, former President John Dramani Mahama.
“Not sure President Nana Addo was different from former President Mahama who called us purposeless lamentators when we complained about aspects of his governance.” Franklin Cudjoe wrote on his Facebook page a while ago in a comment on the President’s address last night.
Former President John Mahama, being dismissive in March, 2015 of the protests against his government said he had a dead goat syndrome and won’t yield to pressure.
“I have seen more demonstrations and strikes in my first two years. I don’t think it can get worse. It is said that when you kill a goat and you frighten it with a knife, it doesn’t fear the knife because it is dead already. I have a dead-goat syndrome”
Mr. Akufo-Addo broke his silence on the much criticised US-Ghana Defense deal Thursday and expressed his outrage at the defamatory comments from his political opponents, to the effect that Ghana’s sovereignty had been mortgaged by his government and himself.
Addressing the nation last night on the Defense deal, he asked Ghanaians to reject the hypocrisy of the naysayers about the deal saying “It is difficult to understand that such people, knowing what they do know, would set about so blatantly to confuse people, and go as far as calling for the overthrow of our democracy? A democracy that has become the beacon of good governance in Africa?”
He was confident that this kind of cynical manipulation by “reckless self-seekers”, in the fullness of time, will be acknowledged and condemned by Ghanaians, stressing that “as the facts become clear and widely available, and as the people come to terms with the evidence, they will reject the falsehood and deliberate attempts to destabilize our peaceful country. Truth is sacrosanct.”
But the opposition has condemned him for being intolerant in his address resorting to tantrums as he sought to discredit the “genuine concerns” Ghanaians had with the agreement.
Cudjoe in his post said Mr. Akufo-Addo by his posture on the military pact had no striking difference in character from Mahama.
“Our current President just announced that he is a dead goat on this issue about the military agreement with the US and lumped my good self together with the opposition for expressing that we could have extracted more from the agreement as countries like Latvia and Lithuania did. But I forgive him for he is a first time offender ..Lol lol lol”