Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has responded to comments made by Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Alhaji Collins Dauda, to the effect that Muslims should vote against the NPP if they do not want to suffer discrimination.
According to the NPP flagbearer, Dauda’s assertions lack logic and will only come from members of a desperate and message-less party, who have no love and vision for the development of Ghana.
“I have heard one of their leaders saying me, Akufo-Addo, who has a Muslim as my running mate, does not like Muslims, and that I will discriminate against Muslims when I win the elections. Is this possible? There is no logic in this kind of statement,” the NPP flagbearer said.
He continued: “Everyone who comes with the language of division or tribalism is one who has no love for Ghana. Please, do not pay heed to those who come to you with such language. Chase those kinds of people away.”
The NPP flagbearer made this known on Thursday, August 11, when he addressed the Chiefs and people of Adabokrom, in the Bia East constituency, at the commencement of day 2 of his 5-day tour of the Western Region.
Nana Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to vote for parties and candidates who have the development of Ghana at heart, and not persons and political parties whose only mode of survival is by setting tribes and religions against each other.
“When Ghana prospers, we all prosper. Whether Mamprusis, Dagartis, Akyems, Ashantis, Christians or Muslims, when Ghana prospers, we all prosper. We are going to use our thumbs to change Ghana, and put, at the helm of affairs, an Akufo-Addo government which will solve the myriad of problems facing our country,” he added.