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Akufo-Addo sometimes jokes with his comments on issues

Economist and leading member of NPP, Kwame Pianimleading member of NPP, Kwame Pianim” width=”295″ height=”177″ /Economist and leading member of NPP, Kwame Pianim

An economist and a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Pianim, has come to the defence of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and some of his remarks that have sparked public outrage in recent times.

According to him, the president often makes jokes with his commentaries and does not intend to offend anyone.

This comes after two recent instances where President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said things that got the public displeased.

The first instance occurred when the president met the residents of Mepe after they were affected by the Akosombo and Kpong Dams spillage.

In his address, he told them that even though they usually would not vote for him, as president, he is the father of the nation and that he is committed to his duties.

The second instance was when the president told the chiefs and leaders of Ekumfi, in the Central Region, that he turned a blind eye to their developmental needs because they voted out the NPP MP for their area during the 2020 elections.

In both instances, the president came under severe public criticism for being insensitive, divisive, and partisan.

But Kwame Pianim speaking on Joy News’ AM Show on February 26, noted that the president was just being funny and not malicious.

“Nana sometimes has a serious mere. People don’t know that he is funny, he likes to tell jokes. When he was talking about the disaster on Volta Lake, he said, ‘I am not here because of politics, I know you don’t vote for me but I am here because I am the father of the nation and there is a disaster so, I have to be here’ and the people

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