- NPP presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo says he did not attend the SONA because he wasn't invited.
- According to press secretary of Akufo-Addo, Eugene Arhin, his boss never received any invitation from either state protocol or parliament.
Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo was missing in action at Thursday’s State of the Nation address delivered by President Mahama before parliament.
According to an aide to the former Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa South constituency, his boss was not invited.
“Often during ceremonies like this, we would receive an invite from parliament or state protocol, but in this instance, neither did we hear from the state protocol nor parliament and so there was nothing we could do. Akufo-Addo as a patriotic citizen was willing and ready to attend the event,” press secretary of Akufo-Addo, Eugene Arhin told Kasapa FM.
President John Mahama on Thursday delivered his last state of the nation address in parliament.
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It has been the practice over the years for all diplomats and dignitaries in the country to be invited for the ceremony which is held in parliament.
All presidential candidates of political parties in the country have, since time immemorial, received invitation to the address.