Akufo-Addo jabs critics; says he did not come into politics to enrich himself

Akufo-Addo jabs critics; says he did not come into politics to enrich himself

- President Nana Akufo-Addo has clapped back at his critics who are trying to tag his administration with corruption

- He said he was aware of the attempts made by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to make his government unpopular

- Akufo-Addo has as a result of the name calling, said that he did not come into power as the head of state to enrich himself

President Nana Akufo-Addo has clapped back at his critics who are trying to tag his administration with corruption.

The president said he was aware of the attempts made by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to hang the tag of corruption around his neck.

Akufo-Addo has as a result of the name calling, said that he did not come into power as the head of state to enrich himself.

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“I am aware of the orchestrated attempts by my opponents to hang the tag of corruption on the necks of my government and myself, despite all the manifest efforts being made to deal with the phenomenon of corruption.
I did not come into public life to enrich myself,” he said.

In other news, President Akufo-Addo has refuted suggestions and allegations that his government has literally cleared all persons accused of being corrupt or involved in the malpractice.

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Speaking at the 2019 Ghana Bar Association Conference held in Takoradi in the Western Region on Monday, September 9, 2019, the President noted, the war against corruption will not be won overnight.

He also opined that he is not responsible for the clearance of persons indicted in corruption scandals.

Akufo-Addo stated that he has not personally declared any of his indicted appointees free, instead, they have all gone through due process and have been cleared rightly by the law or independent institutions.

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