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Yesterday’s announcement by government that the seat of government, which was renamed to Flagstaff House by the Atta-Mills led government administration, would be henceforth be called the Jubilee House, the name the building was given when it was built by the Kufour government administration.
Pro-NPP supporters have hailed the move as a step in the right direction, while supporters of the opposition have condemned government, and accused it of attempting to rewrite history.
Others still have said the move is a pointless one, and that people want leaders to focus on important things, and not name changes.
It appears that Mr. Jon Benjamin has kept abreast of affairs happening in Ghana, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to tease his favorite troll target when John Dumelo.
In a reply to John Dumelo’s tweet asking social media followers to caption his photo, Jon Benjamin tease his Dumelo in the best way he knows how by making fun of his affiliation to the opposition NDC.
Find below the full statement
NDC REACTS TO PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO’S RENAMING OF FLAGSTAFF HOUSE
WHEREAS there are many crucial issues of national importance begging for President Akufo-Addo’s urgent attention.
WHEREAS thousands of Ghanaians from all walks of life and different political persuasion protested in Accra yesterday in a mammoth Put Ghana First Demonstration demanding that President Akufo-Addo stops the betrayal of Ghanaians and takes Ghana out of the infamous GHANA-US Military Cooperation Agreement.
WHEREAS this renaming gimmick is intended to be a cheap diversionary tactic from the overwhelming demand from Ghanaians for President Akufo-Addo to stop mortgaging our sovereignty for a pittance.
WHEREAS this failed diversionary tactic will not stop us from continuing our demand for a better renegotiated mutually acceptable and reciprocally respectful agreement with the United States of America, which remains a friendly nation.
WHEREAS the NDC urges Ghanaians not to fall for this needless diversion and remain steadfast in the defense of our sovereignty and national dignity.
WHEREAS in wishing President Akuffo-Addo a happy birthday – we expect him to know that this is not the birthday present Ghanaians deserve. Ghanaians look forward to the President re-assessing his priorities and begin listening to the cries of the very people who made him President.
Signed, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah General Secretary, National Democratic Congress