President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reminded the people of the Volta Region that they will eventually change their voting habits to favor the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Whether or not they supported him, Akufo-Addo said he is president of all Ghanaians during his visit on Monday, October 16, with the people of Mepe who were badly affected by the floods brought on by the dam leak.
The leaders of Mepe and the other towns in the North, South, and Central Tongu areas of the region, which are strongholds of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), were given the assurance by the president that the government would do everything within its power to improve their lot in life.
“When I took the oath of office as president, I took the oath as president for every single individual in Ghana, of all the people in Ghana, all districts, whether they voted for me or not. Once I have taken the oath of office, I am the president of all the people,’’ he said during his visit, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
“So Togbe, you and your elders, I want you to understand that when something like this happens and the government acts, government is acting for Ghanaians.’’
He continued, “I came here because Ghanaians are having difficulties and suffering, and it is my responsibility to try and help. If it is the question of counting who votes for me and who doesn’t vote for me, I shouldn’t be here because you don’t vote for me, but that is not my concern. In any event, one day, you will vote for me and my party.’’
“I came here this afternoon to express my sympathies and to commiserate with all the people in the Mepe area. I chose Mepe because this is the area that has been most affected.’’
“We have to also be very grateful for the work of VRA, the preparation they have been making over the years in such a situation, the simulation exercise, and all the things they have been doing to prepare for this, including the sensitization. Because of the good that they have done until now, by the grace of God, not one single individual has lost his life in this crisis,’’ Akufo-Addo noted.
“Whatever is within the powers of the government that can be done to alleviate this situation, it is going to be done,’’ he added.