The former flag bearer for the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr. Abu Sakara has asked the president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo to apologize to Ghanaians for indulging in reckless campaign ahead of the 2020 elections.
According to Mr. Abu Sakara, the reckless campaigns by political parties prior to the 2020 elections led to the spike of the COVID 19 cases in Ghana.
Political parties engaged in various campaigns across the country prior to the 2020 elections, disregarding covid 19 protocols. Currently, the active cases stand at over 5000 cases within a few weeks after elections, and the death toll rising to 416.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Abu Sakara said;
Given the spike in covid 19 infection rates, we all fully expected the President to announce additional measures that will be aimed at arresting and possibly reversing the rise in covid cases.
We also expected that the President would have first acknowledged and apologised to Ghanaians for the huge spreader events the political parties held during rallies in the 2020 election campaigns.
This would have assuaged the public, whose sacrifices hitherto, were wiped out during elections.
To blame the current spikes solely on funerals, church gatherings and nightclubs leaves a lot to be desired and is insensitive.
Mr President your stewardship in efforts to reign in the pandemic before elections was appreciated.
We must however hear an apology for the reckless abandon with which campaign rallies were held.
An apology in that regard is needed to restore your credibility in your fight against covid-19 on our behalf.