The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Okudzeto Ablakwah has told President Akufo-Addo that the NDC’s criticism of his approach to fighting the deadly COVID-19 is not for their political survival but rather an approach to ensure human survival.
President Akufo-Addo asked Ghanaians not to begrudge any political activist that claims he [Akufo-Addo] has failed in his fight against COVID-19. According to the President, such persons need to criticize him for their political survival.
He said “I know some political actors will want you to believe that our current numbers represent a failure on the part of Government. Do not begrudge them. They need to make such comments for their political survival”.
But reacting to President’s position on the criticism from the opposition and other well meaning Ghanaians, Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Okudzeto Ablakwah said the criticism are as a result for the love of human lives surviving and not for political survival.
He said while defending the position of the National Democratic Congress that “I respectfully and vehemently disagree with President Akufo-Addo. This is not about political survival, it is all about human survival.
From Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Keir Rodney Starmer, Bobi Wine to many other political opponents in any vibrant democracy; offering constructive critique and suggesting policy alternatives, particularly at a trying time like this, are considered a positive, worthy and progressive feature of democratic development.
The war against COVID-19 requires our collective contributions and no credible and responsible political opposition is expected to keep mute or sit on the fence for that matter.
The contributions of the Ghanaian political opposition led by Former President John Mahama in terms of making expertise available to the nation and providing material support including PPEs, free distribution of face masks, food relief and other kinds of support for the vulnerable should not be dismissed.
Let us all learn to be tolerant of each other and we count on President Akufo-Addo to set a better example.
Together we shall defeat the marauding virus and humanity shall survive in a much stronger come back.
Wishing you all a blessed week. Please stay safe and keep the infected and afflicted in your prayers”.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020