The National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called out the flagbearer of the NDC over a Facebook post purportedly describing some people in government as ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias.’
Henry Nana Boakye popularly called Nana B also described John Mahama action as “shameful” and laced with tribal undertones.
According to him, the former President’s decision to post an article written by one of his MPs on his official Facebook wall is way below the belt and does not fit a person of his caliber.
“This demeaning and ethnocentric comment by a former President who ought to act as a statesman is very shameful, divisive, dangerous and must be condemned unreservedly by all discerning citizens.
“While campaigning in the north recently, Mr. Mahama through a very distasteful analogy could only wish the president dead and hence used it as the rationale for which Ghanaians should vote for him,” Nana B said at a news conference dubbed “The Youth Must Know Series” on Thursday, 10 September 2020.
“Every Ghanaian should be concerned about a former President who engages in tribal bigotry, ethnocentrism and divisive politics.
“To elevate our political discourse, we would like to use this occasion to highlight the tremendous achievements of Akufo-Addo’s three and a half years in government as compared to the NDC’s eight.
“Then, we will also explore the manifestos of the NPP and that of the NDC which is full of plagiarised ideas,” he added.
Nana B indicated that Mr. Mahama has not changed and it will be suicidal to bring him back to power since his actions denigrate the high office he is seeking to occupy.
He added that President Akufo-Addo’s experience and maturity in handling issues have earned Ghana massive respect around the world.
“Undoubtedly, President Akufo-Addo’s sterling performance in the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, his enviable track record as a democrat and his delivery on the international stage have culminated in him having attained this great position at ECOWAS.
“We all wish him well in this role, knowing full well that he will enhance the position,” Nana B opined.
Touching on the NDC’s 2020 manifesto, the NPP’s youth organiser said Mahama has no message for the people and therefore rephrased old promises.
“The promising spree, contradictions, and u-turns of Mr. John Mahama and the NDC signal only one thing: that their singular aim is to say and do whatever it takes, including what the devil may himself frown upon, to capture political power,” Nana B stressed.
According to him, “The NDC says they will create one million jobs in 4 years. What did they do in 8 years? Can we go and check their records? If indeed the NDC can create one million jobs in 4 years, it means they created 2 million jobs in 8 years.
“Since the answer to the above rhetorical questions is a big, fat no, we can aptly say that Mahama and his NDC are back to their mendacity just to win an election.
“Still holding onto the idea that Ghanaians have short memories, Mr. Mahama is now promising to maintain the Nursing and Teacher Trainee allowances.
“Was he not the same person who claimed they were not tenable and therefore cancelled them? Does he think he can lie his way to victory in the upcoming elections?
He used the opportunity to urge Ghanaians to vote for the NPP and the Akufo-Addo government so the current projects initiated can be completed.
“Must we really remind Ghanaians about the sordid reality of dumsor, the plethora of collapsed businesses and its concomitant hiked unemployment?
“How can such a person who could not stabilize the power supply for eight years do it in four years? Are we ready for another NDC term to turn back the hand of the clock to those dark days?”
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