President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated he will not respond to any of the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ flag bearer aspirants until they are duly elected by their party as presidential candidate for the 2020 elections.
According to him, he will only respond to criticisms from a presidential candidate and not an aspirant.
It comes after former President John Mahama, who is campaigning to lead the NDC again in the 2020 elections, has consistently attacked the President for his what he describes his hypocrisy over the issue of borrowing.
Recently, another NDC aspirant Professor Joshua Alabi has claimed he would have sacked the Roads minister if he were President after the Adenta street protest.
In an address at the University of development studies at Tamale in The Northern region, the President said he would only respond to claims from individuals who have been duly elected as flagbearers of the party and not aspirants seeking to use his name to shore up their campaigns.
“Let me state here and now, for the record,that President Akufo-Addo will not respond to presidential aspirants. He will respond to Presidential candidates that have been duly elected by their parties,” the President said.
“I am sure you have seen and heard some of the presidential aspirants of the leading opposition party taking jabs at my government in order, ostensibly, to prop up their campaigns. And, whilst at it, they are desperately trying to get me to respond to them.”- he added.