The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has lashed out at the presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, describing him as an overly violent and divisive leader.

According to the party, the NPP is unattractive to the electorate on the basis that Nana Akufo-Addo is dividing the once formidable party.

At a press conference to set the records straight, Minister for Transport Fifi Kwetey cautioned Ghanaians not to fall for the NPP’s change mantra.

“Not only has he (Nana Akufo-Addo) lost two back-to-back elections and also reduced NPP’s regional dominance from six to two, but reduced the 52.4 per cent that was achieved by NPP in 2004, down to 49 per cent in 2008 and 47 per cent in 2012,” he stated.

“Under his leadership, NPP has grown to become a party of disunity and disharmony. A house divided against itself, as it’s said, cannot stand. A party where its elected leaders, such as the Chairman, General Secretary, Second Vice Chairman, have been hounded out of the party is a far cry from the situation when Nana Akufo Addo took over. The NPP family has historically been bad losers in elections. This negative trait has shown even far worse since Nana Akufo-Addo became leader of the party…”

The Ketu South legislator described the NPP manifesto promises as “419”, which should not be taken seriously.

“Time will not permit us to discuss all the 419 promises that Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP have been making on their campaign trail – promises of abolishing and removing taxes and magically finding money not only to continue the very expensive single spine that the government has been on since 2010, but also expanding the infrastructure of Ghana. While doing all these, they claim that they are actually going to do very little external borrowing and at the same time adhere to the current Bank of Ghana zero financing regime. Now you wonder how Nana Akufo-Addo hopes to [achieve] this. …But come to think of it, it will not be a surprise if we get to know that the whole strategy is anchored on what exactly happens when NPP is in power: opening wide the floodgates for cocaine and filling our beloved country with tonnes of cocaine money as we experienced at the eight years of the NPP’s negative change era.

“Now what change can we expect from a candidate who has no qualms lying blatantly about the cost of projects, or his running mate who has no problem fabricating lies about 76,000 Togolese on the electoral register of Ghana?” he quizzed.

Source: Ghana/


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