Asking chiefs to stand before greeting you is worrying – Mahama tells Akufo-Addo

Concerning President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s recent acts, former President John Dramani Mahama has voiced his concerns.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Mahama, stated in a post uploaded on X on Monday, April 29, 2024, that President Akufo-Addo’s actions as his term draws to a close are growing concerning.

The previous president took particular offense with Akufo-Addo’s request that chiefs rise before he could be greeted.

Asking chiefs to stand before greeting you is worrying – Mahama tells Akufo-Addo

The president’s recent remarks about who should be his successor, he continued, are disrespectful and anti-democratic.

“The almost eight years of Nana Addo/Bawumia have done extensive damage to our democracy. As the clock ticks towards the end of his mandate, the president’s attitude and utterances give much cause for concern. His recent insistence that chiefs stand up to greet him should be a matter of serious consternation for political watchers.

“He also recently stated that he cannot be succeeded by somebody he has defeated in previous elections. This connotes an arrogant nature and smacks an inherently anti-democratic personality, undermining the fundamental principle of the peaceful transition of power,” Mahama wrote.

He added, “Nana Addo should be reminded that only the votes of the good people of Ghana and the will of the Almighty God will determine who succeeds him. This reaffirms the people’s power in shaping our nation’s future.”

Recently, a viral video clip from a funeral event supposedly showed President Akufo-Addo telling some traditional leaders to stand up before greeting them.

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