Since the start of his second term in office, according to a former political science lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been living in a fantasy world regarding his popularity.
Dr. Richard Amoako Baah asserts that the president continues to believe that he will be the same well-liked candidate in 2016.
The instructor clarified that some of the president’s recent statements are, to put it mildly, alarming.
Dr. Amoako Baah, who tried but failed to become the head of the ruling party, remarked, “It is time the president be reminded that he does not have the wealth of popularity he had in his first term.
“The president, in his posture, thinks he is still popular after the second term win,” he said in an interview with the host of Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom on Wednesday, 28 September 2022.
He was responding to the jeers the president had received at the just concluded Global Citizens Festival, which was held in Accra on September 24, 2022.
He claimed that during the president’s second term, “that popularity has dramatically decreased.”
He pointed out that the president had no business attending the event.
Dr. Amoako Baah urged the president to fire his managers for failing to adequately inform him about the local atmosphere.
He accused the media of treating the president with child gloves by failing to press the president on how he handled the economy.
He claimed that when being interviewed by people like Kwami Sefa Kayi in the studios of Peace FM and Wontumi TV, among others, the president is always at ease.
He lamented, “These folks haven’t questioned him deeply.”
He said, “On some times, he says things and they let him get away with it.
The public’s displeasure with the events during the president’s second term needs to be communicated to him.
He said, “The young people are seeing the class corruption in his administration and the incompetence of his ministers, especially the Minister of Finance.”