Hon Sylvester Tetteh, Member of Parliament for Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro and a member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), boasted that President Akufo-Addo outperformed all Ghanaian presidents.
According to the lawmaker, if it hadn’t been for the effects of external influences on Ghana’s once-flashy economy, President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo would have been the best leader the country has ever had since the Fourth Republic.
He stated on Accra’s Peace FM’s Kokrokoo morning show that the COVID-19 outbreak and the Russian-Ukrainian issue had destroyed the President’s noble motivations.
Any challenger to Mr Tettey would have to converse with him.
On the other hand, the NPP member acknowledged the country’s challenges and urged Ghanaians to put their trust in President Mahama to turn the tide.
“If it hadn’t been because of COVID and Russia/Ukraine war that have upset our economic gains, I haven’t seen anybody under the Fourth Republic who has performed excellently like Nana Addo.
“And these are things that I dare anybody to come to the table, let’s discuss it,” he said.
“I’ll make a forceful argument for Ghanaians: ‘It’s the same hands that led us from low growth GDP to 7.3 per cent growth with the IMF,’ he added, he tried to persuade the court to reconsider.
“As long as there is a government in place that has a good aim for our nation, we must return to the fundamentals and enlist the support of our technocrats. Change can only be achieved via a national conversation, he concluded.