At a assembly on Friday, 3rd April 2020, at Jubilee Property, at the invitation of President Akufo-Addo, leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Conventions People’s Social gathering (CPP), the National Democratic Celebration (NDP), the People’s Nationwide Convention (PNC), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and the governing New Patriotic Get together (NPP) have been unanimous in their praise for the President’s managing of the disaster.
The Chairman of the governing NPP, Freddie Blay, thanked President Akufo-Addo for the gesture of inviting the events to dialogue with the govt on the pandemic and described the President’s fight in opposition to the condition as “exemplary. Ghana is fortunate to have you at the helm of affairs at this time. Whatsoever you have been accomplishing is currently being appreciated.”
The 2016 presidential prospect of the PNC, Dr. Edward Mahama, in his remarks, mentioned that “with no unity (among Ghanaians), this virus will devastate us. I applaud your decisiveness, and the formation of the COVID-19 administration staff is a really brilliant 1.”
Symbolizing the Progressive People’s Social gathering, Bridgette Dzobgenuku Dzobgenuku, the 2016 vice presidential applicant of the occasion, commended the federal government and President Akufo-Addo on endeavours to overcome the sickness, stressing that “we are rather happy. Nobody in the entire world has been here just before, and no one below can claim to know how to do it superior than any person else. We are all mastering as we go alongside”.
“Let’s make an energy at using off our aggressive blinders, and put on our compassionate lenses, because, at this stage, it is the compassion we need”, she mentioned to the political bash leaders represented at the conference.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Freddie Blay
Applauding the closure of Ghana’s borders, the subsequent quarantining of some 1.30 passenger, and the partial lockdown carried out in some areas of the state, she added that the PPP’s 2016 presidential applicant, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, was manufactured available to the authorities 7 (7) ambulances to assist struggle from COVID-19.
On his aspect, Ivor Greenstreet Ivor, the 2016 flagbearer of the CPP, pointed out that the globe has been witnesses to how some governments prevaricated in the wake of the pandemic, and are now shelling out a weighty selling price for their steps and inactions.
“Fortunately, this is not a charge your Government can be accused of. Your choices, so far, have been decisive, resolute and really essential,” he additional.
Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the 2016 flagbearer of the NDP, thanked President Akufo-Addo for the steps taken so far, stressing that “the actions have been timely and purposeful to the COVID-19 pandemic that we have to struggle,” with the Countrywide Chairman of the NDC, Ofosu Ampofo, urging for unity in the combat towards the pandemic.
The NDC Chairman, hence, urged all “to appear collectively, put our shoulder to the wheel, and guide authorities struggle and defeat the pandemic.”
Rationale for conference
Describing the rationale for calling the conference, President Akufo-Addo stated that the consultations he has so considerably held with stakeholders on combating the illness will not be entire without also meeting and speaking with the political leaders of the nation.
According to President Akufo-Addo, “It is effectively for us to have an chance to trade facts with each and every other, and, far more than something else, to agree on the actions that we can acquire as political leaders to make certain the unity of our nation at this vital time, and to stress the require for solidarity amongst ourselves.”
He continued: “The case in point of our own place and countries all-around the entire world, which we are all common with, is that the disease does not have a political color. It doesn’t know Democrats or Republicans, or Tories or Labour, or NDC or NPP. It is attacking human beings. That recognition is what should really travel our collective obligation as a persons to this pandemic.”
The President, therefore, urged the political get together leaders collected to realize that “this virus is a threat to our communities, modern society, and country. And we really should be capable, collectively, to locate an enter as to the steps that, on a societal basis, can be taken to arrest the spread, and, in the end, guide to the defeat of this pandemic.”