The ruling National Democratic Congress has rebuffed criticisms by NPP flagbearer aspirant, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the Mills government has failed, accusing him of insincerity.

A statement signed by Richard Quashigah, NDC National Propaganda Secretary, said at Nana Addo’s recent campaign launch in Accra, he took a swipe at the 16-month-old Mills administration, “and sought to create the impression that the government has failed to achieve expected results.”

The NDC said while Nana Addo sought to justify his claims with figures he sourced to the World Bank, its (NDC’s) investigations show that Nana Addo was merely repeating an insincere trait he exhibited in 2008.

“Little investigation carried out indicated that Nana Akufo-Addo was insincere with some of the figures he put out, an action reminiscent of a similar behavior on his part in 2008 where at a forum in Accra, he stated that the unemployment level in Ghana at the time was ten percent (10%). Sadly for him it turned out that there was no justifiable basis for the figure he put out as it was believed that nearly 30% of Ghanaians at the time were unemployed.”

The NDC again said Nana Addo’s “claim of 39.5% Ghanaians living below the poverty line in 1999, a year before the NDC (1) lost power to the NPP is debatable because figures put out by the then Government Statistician Dr. Kweku A. Twum-Baah in year 2000, gave the percentage of Ghanaians living below the poverty line as 28% based on the Ghana Living Standard Survey Three (GLSS3).”

“It is pertinent to note that it was around the same period (1999) that Ghana chalked tremendous success in agriculture when it was ranked third in the world after China and Jordan in agriculture (food production).”

The statement said it is worrying that Nana Addo, who is seeking “to superintend over the Ghanaian people will be so insincere to consistently put out misleading figures for public consumption.

“This is extremely disturbing because should in the most unlikely event such a person become President of Ghana, it will only mean one thing, the truth will never be told.”

Below is the full statement by the National Propaganda Secretary

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