General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has asked President Nana Akufo-Addo to proceed on leave.
This, he said, will enable peace to prevail in the country.
To him, the First Gentleman is visibly tired of the job and needs to take a breather from the stress he is going through at the presidency.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, General Mosquito as popularly called, insisted that the absence of President Akufo-Addo will put to rest the recurrent acts of vigilantism in the country.
“President Akufo-Addo must proceed on leave because he is tired on the job. He has been working for four years and he has never gone on a vacation. It is time for him to proceed on leave and I believe that if he goes on leave, the activities of vigilante groups terrorising communities will definitely wane….,” he charged.
He believed the activities of vigilante groups have increased because they have the tacit support of officialdom; pointing out government even have the temerity to fire shots at civilians because of the President’s inactions.
“Monitoring the voter registration exercise, I have come to the realization that all the violence associated with this exercise stems from the fact that those who engage in violent acts are left off the hook without any appropriate sanctions prescribed for such hooligans.
“These acts of violence in some of the registration centers have emboldened thugs who operate in the name of the ruling political party to misbehave because they know nothing will happen to them if they take the law into their own hands and misbehave.
“The government has an orchestrated plan to destabilize the peace of this country and that is what we have witnessed through his appointees with some brandishing guns at polling Centres.
“It is for this reason that I beseech all of you to join hands and my clarion call to the president to proceed on leave and never return till the 2020 elections are over,” Asideu Nketia stated.
To the NDC Chief Scribe, President Akufo-Addo should have first shown leadership by proceeding on his accumulated leave for working more than three years before directing the Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo to do so.
He added that he would have preferred the Auditor-General to be still at post and not forced on leave than President Nana Akufo-Addo staying in office as President.
“The country would have been better with an auditor general than a president who presided over violence and intimidation. Akufo-Addo must rather proceed on leave and not Domelevo who is working very hard to put the government in check on corruption. Instead of Domelevo, I will prefer President Akufo-Addo proceeds on leave. If we don’t have a President like Akufo-Addo but we have a working Auditor-General like Domelevo, I will prefer the latter to the former,” he insisted.