President Akufo Addo has noted that naysayers who consistently wrote him off from becoming a president lack an understanding of history.
Then candidate Akufo Addo in the build up to the 2016 elections was severally discredited by his political opponents who continually stated he can never be president of Ghana.
During his recent two days working tour in the Central Region, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was asked in an exclusive interview how he feels about those who said he can never be president.
He said, “I think people who talked like that don’t have an understanding of history. We’ve heard those kind of talk before that Christine Churcher can never be president and so on.
“So it’s an ahistorical view of the life of nations that’s what gets people to make such comments. We were told I remember vividly in the 90’s that when Kufour was seeking the leadership of the country they said an Ashanti can be elected.
“But he was elected not once but twice successfully. So I think those who talk like that usually betray their lack of understanding of how the historical process works so I don’t allow those kind of things to get at me and bring my spirit down.
“I’m more concerned about the ability to reach out to people and tell them really what it is that I want to do. But that for me is the key, the capacity to reach out to people and get them your message,” Akufo Addo told Mary Ama Bawa on ATL FM.