Spokespersons of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) are asking for forgiveness for President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Muhamadu Bawumia who carelessly breached COVID-19 restrictions and stormed a crowded funeral of over 1000 people last week.
The President and several dignitaries, including Chief Justice Anin Yeboah were in tow to mark the funeral rites of the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, a former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
This is according to Solomon Kusi Appiah who spoke on Accra-based Rainbow Radio, “Ghanaians should forgive us. This is not going to happen again. The Covid-19 is still with us, and for us to defeat it, we have to avoid mass gatherings. We are appealing to Ghanaians to forgive us. It will not happen again. To every rule, there is an exception, but we are sorry.”
His apology comes after the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) had expressed indignation about the careless breach of the COVID-19 protocols at the Sakora Wonoo Junior High School in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region during the funeral of Sir John.
GMA has since asked for an investigation into the breaches and demanded that those found responsible be dealt with.
Interestingly, President Akufo-Addo had personally signed the legislation mass gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19, by which some people, including Pastors, have been jailed for holding church services in spite of the presidential prohibitions.