Akufo-Addo rejects lame duck tag
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has firmly denied allegations that he has become an ineffective leader following the selection of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate for the 2024 election.
Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban Bagbin, had claimed that the President was losing support from key figures within the NPP, including Members of Parliament, after the vice president’s nomination. However, during a gathering with chiefs and residents of Nima in Accra, President Akufo-Addo affirmed that he remains in full control of the country until January 7, 2025.
He confidently stated that the power to make decisions and implement policies still lies firmly in his hands and he has no intention of relinquishing it. In response to Bagbin’s characterization of him as a lame-duck president, Akufo-Addo rebuffed the notion, emphasizing that he is fully active and effective in his role as the president of the republic.
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