We the members of the Concerned Market Women in Ghana, have learnt with utter shock and disappointment, an allegation that the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akuffo Addo beat his wife to death in 1993.
What is even more surprising is that, since this serious and very sensitive issue came out, Nana Akuffo Addo and his team has failed to speak to the numerous questions that were raised in the said publication, rather weakly, Nana Addo only asked the Daily Post Newspaper to withdraw the re-publication of the story which was broken by another newspaper, the ?New Patriot?.
As an association with membership all over the country, we are very much concerned about the Character, Integrity and personality of those who present themselves to the Ghanaian populace to be voted for. One of the many challenges that some of our members face at home is the issue of physical assault in the hands of their husbands. It is common knowledge that, we have been fighting domestic violence as a country and we strongly frown on this despicable act.
It is therefore disappointing that, Nana Addo, who wants our votes to become president of this noble country has been on record for beating his wife and violently killed him in the process. It is even sadder to learn that, she was pregnant at the time of her untimely death. What manner of cruelty is this? May Her soul rest in peace.
We call on Nana Addo, who likes issuing press statements on everything to organize a press conference and tell Ghanaians the cause of his wife?s death and show Ghanains the contents of the Autopsy report. Furthermore, we also demand to know from Nana Addo, the circumstances surrounding his marriage to his current wife, Rebbeca Akuffo Addo who also lost her husband some few weeks to her marriage to Nana Addo. Ghanapoliticsonline.com
We call the Christian council, the National Chief Imam, the Catholic Bishops Conference and all well-meaning Ghanaians to mount reasonable pressure on Nana Addo to come clear on the death of his first wife, Nana Obaa Yaa Nkansah Dwamena who was only 34 years at the time of her untimely death.
Naa Dede Ocloo
President of Concerned Market Women Association of Ghana