When President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was asked about the economy at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) headquarters in Accra, he chose not to respond. Rather, he inquired of the reporter whether this was the proper occasion and location for that kind of discussion.
Following his vote in his party’s November 4 presidential primary, reporters started approaching the president to get his opinion on which of the four candidates is most inclined to emerge victorious in the flagbearership contest when the polls close.
“It is the people who decide,’’ he told the group of journalists in an exclusive interview monitored by 1Family Radio.
Not long after he said this, he was asked if he thought he had handled the economy effectively by an unidentified journalist.
“Mr. President, would you say you’ve managed the economy well? The journalist asked.
The president paused and turned to face the aforementioned journalist, then shot back, “You want me to come and have this interview here today?’’
The president then nodded to Justin Kodua Frimpong, the party’s general secretary, confirming that he was prepared to depart the center after making this declaration.