Ghanaian highlife musician Lucky Mensah has slammed critics of President Akufo-Addo saying their criticism makes no sense.
The veteran musician said those who are claiming that the President has underperformed are unfair and politically mischievous.
In his view, President Akufo-Addo has done so well and must be commended for his remarkable achievements despite being in office for barely three years.
Speaking to Sokoohemaa on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he took a swipe at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over what he described as an unfair and bias comparison between their tenure and that of the NPP.
He said, “how can you compare the eight-year-term of a failed government to that of a government that is performing despite being in office for barely three years. I honestly think the NPP led by Nana Addo is performing well. But if we want to do a fair comparison then we have to wait for the NPP to finish their second term then we can compare it to that of the NDC.”
Recounting why he fell out with the NDC, he said, I left the NDC because they failed to perform. I thought the NDC was going to perform and deliver on their promises but they failed woefully. They could not manage the country well. Their performance was poor. That was why I left and campaigned for the NPP and I must say that Nana Addo has performed better than what the NDC did.”
He also described the eight-year rule of former President John Agyekum Kufuor as far better than the eight-year rule of the NDC under the late Mills and John Dramani Mahama.
Lucky Mensah said he thought Mahama was good to perform better after the late Mills died but felt disappointed in the former president because he failed woefully.
He stressed the need for Ghanaians to exercise patience with the NPP as they were on the right path.
He has however promised to criticize the ruling government should they fail to deliver but failed to say if he would leave as he did with the NDC.
He challenged musicians to have the courage to criticize any government when they feel their style of leadership was poor.