Kojo Adu-Asare, a former member of parliament (MP) from Adentan, has urged President Akufo-Addo to extend his condolences to the families impacted by the Akosombo dam spillover for his “insensitive” remarks.
Even if the President’s remark was lighthearted, he still felt that it was inappropriate.
During an official visit to evaluate the effects of flooding in the Volta region on Monday, the President spontaneously declared that he was prepared to fulfill his duty to the affected citizens, despite the fact that he is well aware that they do not support the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Speaking on the Asempa FM Ekosii Sen program, Mr. Adu-Asare remarked that considering how the comment has surpassed the several interventions he mentioned, the apologies ought to have been extended sooner.
“He should have rendered an apology by now. We admit that he was being jovial, but it had been taken the wrong way, and if an apology had come, this issue would have been swept under the carpet,” he said.
But according to Mr. Adu-Asare, President Akufo-Addo must act because it is never too late for individuals to accept responsibility for their errors.
“Showing remorse is part of leadership, and I will advise the President to be patient about certain issues. No matter the situation, he must be brief about its sensitivity to guide what he says,” he urged.
Mamagah Adzo Srako IV, the queen mother of Mepe, has stated that the remark was only a lighthearted jest.