The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has hailed the 36-year-old man who was shot in the eye during a demonstration for a new voters’ register last Wednesday as a true patriot.
He expressed his deepest sympathies to Justice Adzakumah and his family, who, he said, had sacrificed so much for the common cause of Ghana.
“You have joined a long line of Ghanaian patriots who have had to sacrifice to get us where we are now. There is a long line of people who, like you, spilled their blood for our country. One day when we are mentioning the names of Ghanaian freedom fighters and democrats, they will mention your name. You made a huge sacrifice for our nation”.
Nana Akufo-Addo said this when he paid a visit to Justice at his Nima New town residence in Accra.
He was hopeful that Ghanaians will not have to go through anymore of such horrible experiences, adding that “we are praying that things like this become less and less frequent in our history.”
Nana Akufo-Addo also donated an undisclosed amount of money to Justice, to aid him in his medical expenses.
Justice Adzakumah, thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for taking the time to visit him “in my little corner.”
He indicated that he remained unperturbed by what had happened, because he believed that what he and the thousands of Ghanaians, who turned up at the September 16 demonstration, are fighting for is the safeguarding of Ghana’s democracy through the conduct of credible elections.
Also present at Justice Adzakumah’s residence were David Asante, Convener of the Let My Vote Count Alliance, and Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, who also sustained injuries at the demonstration after he whipped by police officers.