Monday, 17 June

Akufo-Addo's popularity has waned drastically – Amoako Baah

Dr Richard Amoako Baah

One of the stalwarts of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Richard Amoako Baah, has said that the popularity of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has waned.

He said the president is not as popular as he was in 2016.

Dr Amoako Baah said the president has lost his public appeal, hence the boos he suffered late last year wherever he went.

According to him, a president who is in touch with the people is not booed when he appears in public.

He noted that the president, after winning his second term in office, has been booed on many occasions.

Dr Amoako Baah added that what was worrying was the levels of the booing of the president in the stronghold of the governing party.

The former Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) political science lecturer made this assertion while speaking in an interview on Accra100.5FM's morning show Ghana Yensom hosted by Odehyeeba Kofi Essuman on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. 

“If I were the president, I would have advised myself in the face of the spontaneous booing, particularly from the youth of the country.              

“The very moment the people start booing at you should tell you that all is not well,” he said.

Assigning reasons for the president’s waning popularity, he said the mismanagement of the economy coupled with the high levels of corruption in his government, is the cause.

He said people are worried about the dwindling economic fortunes under the watch of the president.

Source: Mensah