Wife of the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has assured the people of Ghana that her husband will make an excellent president of Ghana, explaining that “if you listened to our opponents, you would not recognize the man I know and love and am married to.”
Mrs. Akufo-Addo made this known on Saturday, October 24, when she delivered the keynote address on “Family Values” at “An Evening of Interaction and Fundraising” organized by the NPP-USA Women’s Wing in Columbus, Ohio.
“Every task he sets himself, he tackles with enthusiasm and dedication; he listens when anybody offers an opinion, he loves Ghana with an intense passion and he never tires of learning new things. He is an honest man, he is hardworking and he will make an excellent president of Ghana,” she said.
This drew a massive round of applause and a standing ovation from the gathering at the packed auditorium of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Columbus.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo, explained that it is the values we hold dear as individuals, the way we conduct ourselves, and the way we behave under pressure that define the true measure of a person.
“Some of the values that would be drummed into a child from a typical Ghanaian family would be a strong work ethic, respect for other people, the value of education and civility in language and action. This is where family is helpful because you can only learn these values from the protected atmosphere of a home,” she stressed.
She continued, “We are taught that success only counts when it is earned fairly, which means you accept the verdict of the Supreme Court even if you do not agree with the findings.”
These values, according to Mrs. Akufo-Addo, are supposed to guide our instinctive behavior and reactions and would lead an onlooker to say, that must be a Ghanaian simply from the way you speak and conduct yourself.
“You know we are in trouble as a country when you wake up to voices on a Ghana radio station where nobody is listening to what the other one has to say and the language being used is vulgar and there is no attempt to stick to the truth. You know we are in trouble because that is not supposed to be the Ghanaian way,” she noted.