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Politics of Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Source: Peace FM

Akufo-Addo would've opened borders if he meant well for the economy - Otokunor

Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor has begged to differ from the claim of President Akufo-Addo easing some of the restrictions to boost the country's economy.

In summarising the President’s 10th address to the nation on COVID-19 with regard to the easing of restrictions, Peter Boamah Otokunor insisted that they are not meant to boost the economy, but rather for the political interest of President Akufo-Addo to secure his second term in office.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, the NDC Deputy Chief Scribe explained that the borders would have been opened if President Akufo-Addo wants the economy to bounce back.

"The purpose of easing some of the restrictions is not that he wants the economy to bounce back, otherwise the borders would have been opened. . . . " he asserted.

He rather gave the assertion that President Akufo-Addo with his political interest decided to ease the restrictions in order to allow the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters' register which is dear to the heart of the President.

He reiterated that President Akufo-Addo has the intention to disenfranchise over 10 million Ghanaians so that the few ones he believes can make him win the 2020 general election for a second term can be allowed to vote.