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General News of Friday, 17 January 2014

Source: Graphic Online

Akufo-Addo’s ‘all-die-be-die’ mantra dangerous – Charles Sam

Inspirational Speaker Charles Sam has described as negative and dangerous, Nana Akufo-Addo’s ‘all-die-be-die’ comment he made in the lead up to the 2012 elections.

According to the Golden Future Promotions Chief Executive, “a lot of us politicians, not only him [Nana Akufo-Addo], have made very bad dangerous statements”.

“When you tell a young person that, that young person thinks that oh damn ‘I don’t care about my life, my life doesn’t matter, I can do anything. It is a very serious statement".

The twice-defeated presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) received a lot of flak for making the comment, but he persistently defended it as a call to self-defense rather than an incitement to violence.

However, Mr Charles Sam condemned the comment unreservedly on his programme One Nation on Radio XYZ.

He said such a comment, from no less a person than a politician who could be described as a statesman, risked sparking violence and destruction.

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