The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has warned the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of what they describe the unfair attacks on President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The NPP also justified Nana Addo’s inaugural speech gaffe, saying “President Akufo-Addo cannot be held for academic fraud because the original source of the quote is unknown. The NDC and their apologists refer to portions of Nana Akufo-Addo’s inaugural speech and described his conduct as ‘intellectual dishonesty and academic fraud.’ The question to ask is who is the original source of the words used by President Akufo-Addo? Certainly not [former] president Bush. Those words were used by President Wildrow Wilson. Since that high profile submission by President Wildrow Wilson, 13 US presidents have used those same words in their inaugural addresses so who has used whose words?”
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, the Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen said attacks on Nana Akufo-Addo are “uncouth”.
“The truth is that, the biographer of President Wildrow Wilson acknowledged that those words were not original from President Wilson. The original person who rendered that powerful sermon remains unknown. The importance of those words found expression in the speeches of 14 American presidents, the last being President George Bush. None of them made attributions because the original source remains unknown ..."