He disclosed that times are hard and anyone who disagrees with his assertion is among the bandwagon of fair-weather friends who have surrounded the President and feeding him with lies that all is well for the personal gain.
“The fair-weather friends who have surrounded you are not telling you the truth. The bottom line is that Ghana is in crises whether you like it or not. Whether I spoke for you in the past or now, Ghana is in crises and that is the reality”, he stated categorically on Kumasi-based Nhyira Fm.
The Founder, former flagbearer and Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) stated that his conclusion on the state of affairs in the country is not borne out of the fact he was saying them under the influence of anything
“Me Odike, is not today I am beginning life. I know what is good for me and I am not speaking under the influence of anything. I am stating unequivocally that things are hard in the country. President Akufo-Addo, should anyone tell you that things are going on right and Ghanaians are pretending then they are lying to you”, he emphasized.
In January this year, TheNewsGH.com reported of how the same person praised Akufo-Addo and has asserted that he is the most humble President Ghana has ever had since the beginning of the Fourth Republic.
“I have never seen such a humble President in Ghana before,” he stated. His assertion follows a meeting President Akufo-Addo and representatives of the various political parties in the country at the Flagstaff House on Thursday, January 4, 2017.
The political parties represented by their Chairpersons and General Secretaries were drawn from the New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP), Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Peoples National Convention (PNC), and the National Democratic Party (NDP).