President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to be wary of politicians whose sole aim is to incite tribal and religious sentiments.
Those politicians, he said, had nothing good to offer the nation, especially in the bid to strengthen multiparty democracy, diversity, peace and unity of purpose.
“My advice to the electorate is that they reject such people as we get close to the 2024 general election.”
President Akufo-Addo, addressing the chiefs and people of Bantama, in Kumasi, at the inauguration of an e-library project, said the people should be circumspect about their choice of leaders for the nation.
“What matters most is that we give the nod to leaders whose competency, track record and integrity cannot be doubted.”
“In fact, we cannot entrust the destiny of the nation into the hands of incompetent leaders to the detriment of our sustainable growth,” he said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo described next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections as critical as they would determine the direction of the nation in her development agenda.
On the election of Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the presidential candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), he said the move was appropriate given his experience, expertise and track record.
The presidential candidate of the NPP, he said, was a man of substance and also honest – a man who could be trusted to successfully spearhead the affairs of the nation.
The NPP had demonstrated commitment to Ghana’s development and growth over the years, therefore, the electorate should retain the Party in next year’s polls to ensure progress, the President appealed.
He praised the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama and Minister of Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, for the construction of the e-library project.
While asking the people to own the project, he underscored the need for them to also give the MP another mandate in next year’s elections to enable him to promote their welfare and wellbeing.
Asenso-Boakye said the project was indicative of the government’s vision of improving the standard of education for the benefit of the Ghanaian youth.