An outspoken member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yayra Koku has claimed the decision by the government to lift the partial lockdown is contrary to the norm.
Three weeks ago, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo partially locked down Greater Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Greater Kumasi as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
But addressing the nation Sunday evening, Mr. Akufo-Addo said the restrictions of movement in the affected areas have been lifted.
He indicated the directives take effect from 1 am Monday, April 20, 2020.
Reacting, however, to the President’s address, the NDC activist said he was fully convinced that Nana Akufo-Addo lifted the lockdown just so the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) could go-ahead to carry out their planned activities.
Yayra Koku also claimed the President lifted the lockdown to allow the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to organize their parliamentary primaries.
“I do not doubt in my mind that he has lifted the lockdown to pave way for the EC & NIA to carry out their planned activities and also allow the NPP to do their presidential and parliamentary election”, he wrote on Facebook.
The post added: “Akufo-Addo is thinking about the next election, not your health”.