Flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Boakye Agyako has apologized to residents of Kwabre in the Ashanti Region for the recent reckless comments by the President of Ghana.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in an interview on Kumasi-based OTEC FM said he does not care if the people of kwabre decide to vote against the NPP.
The president in his response said; “people make those kinds of threats, me, they don’t frighten me. “There is no need for people to say if I do not do it, this or that. That is your own problem. Of course, I will fulfill my promises.
“But if it so happens that you decide to vote for the NDC, that is your problem, that is not mine. Nobody will hold your hand to thumbprint for any candidate, the most important thing is that I understand the responsibility and we will deal with it,” he stressed.
This was after he was prompted by the host on the state of the roads in the Constituency and the alls by the people to stay away from voting if nothing is done by the government they voted for.
But reacting to the comment by the President, Boakye Agyarko who spoke to Accra-based Peace FM apologized on behalf of the NPP indicating that the party does not belong to one man.
“To the people of Kwabre and everyone else who got offended by these statements, we apologize. This was one person’s utterances; the party does not belong to one person. The thing about this tradition and party is that it does not belong to one person.
“Some parties belong to individuals but per our tradition, this party does not belong to one person, it belongs to all of us. If one person says something and it doesn’t go well, it affects all of us. We apologize. If you see the vote these people give to us, they need pampering. So what I’m asking is that they should tamper justice with mercy,” he said.
“The elders say, it is a king who is going into the public that has people dancing behind him, not the one returning. So I ask that you forgive us and consider the love you have for us because you have a great stake in the party, so you continue to vote for us and move forward together, he further added.