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Global Citizens Festival: Council of State members blamed for Akufo-Addo’s humiliation

Members of the Council of State should be blamed for the humiliation suffered by the President at the Global Citizens Festival in Accra on Saturday when he was heckled by some participants.

A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Gordon Edudzi Tameklo said the Council of State failed to give President Nana Addo Dankwa Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo true advise in order for him to govern the country to the satisfaction of the people.

In his view, the President’s poor performance in office has angered the people hence their action at the event.

Mr Tameklo however, described the situation as unfortunate.

Speaking on the New Day show with Johnnie Hughes on TV3 Monday September 26, he said “Unfortunate as the incident may be I think that persons working around the president and the managers of the current economy need to begin to pick some of these signals especially persons within the National Security.

“You cannot always tell the president what he wants to hear, the very moment a president closes his ears to all other things this is what you will have.

“This morning, with the greatest of respects, the Council of State members, they be bow down their heads, all the advisors of the president, they should bow down their heads.

“It is the kind of advise that they have been giving the president that is what has taken this country to the doldrums.”

Mr Akufo-Addo during the event delivered a keynote address amidst jeering from the crowd.

He spoke about the government of Ghana’s involvement in eradicating poverty and upholding national unity.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I extend a hearty Akwaaba, our word of welcome, from a very hospitable people. To all of you, who have come from afar and wide, to our vibrant city of Accra, Ghana’s capital, to join us on this great occasion,” the President said at the event amidst the heckling.

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