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Some CSOs Wanted Me Out Of Office – Akufo-Addo

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President Akufo-Addo has called out some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country saying some of them wanted him out of office during the 2020 polls.

According to him, some CSOs continued to attack his government and the works they engaged in thereby drawing a thin line between objective commentary and a political one.

President Akufo-Addo made the comment while addressing the Ghana National Anti-Corruption Coalition after the group paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House on Wednesday.

“There is something that none of us can overlook. The highly political atmosphere in which many of these allegations are made here in Ghana, which some of the CSOs are privy to and complacent in, where the line between them being independent commentary and being politically related commentary is very thin and in many cases, the lines are in fact crossed.”

The President added “there are CSOs that mounted campaigns to make sure that I do not continue to sit in this seat. I cannot overlook that when I hear them continue to attack my government and its works, that these were not people who are in any way objective or sympathetic to what I was doing. So, if I tend not to pay too much attention to what they say, for myself, I think that a lot of objective people will appreciate the position that I take.”

“When you are seated in this office, you are required to listen to everybody, especially people like you to take into account the statements and the commentary that you make, and then we will move forward from it.”

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