- Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo Addo has rubbished claims that he is a violent man
- The NPP leader expressed that the peaceful nature of the aftermath of the 2012 general election is enough proof of his integrity
Presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has insisted contrary to claims by his political opponents that he is a peaceful man.
Paying a courtesy call on the newly installed Paramount Chief of the Kumawu Traditional Area, Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua, Nana Addo stated that all efforts by his political opponents to paint his as a violent man will prove futile.
“If I was truly a violent person, in 2012 I could perhaps have caused an inferno to engulf the nation in the aftermath of the disputed election results of 2012, and the close nature of the Supreme Court’s election petition verdict. I love Ghana more than myself, and that is why nothing of that sort happened, opponents, for their selfish political interests, spew out falsehoods all in their bid to smear my reputation. It has not worked and it will not work, because Ghanaians have seen through the lies,” he said.
The comments of Nana Addo come in the wake of the recent arrest of three South African ex-police officers who were said to be providing training for the security detail of the NPP presidential and vice presidential candidates. Meanwhile the NPP leader has revealed that should there be any incidence of violence during before or after the general elections, it would not be initiated or instigated by the NPP.