General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has described the conduct of the Minority caucus in parliament during the President’s presentation of the State of the Nation address as infantile, irresponsible and unbecoming of the honorable members.

Asiedu Nketia (popularly called General Mosquito) said the unnecessary heckling by the Minority was a ploy to distract President John Mills from addressing the nation on the success chalked under the Better Ghana Agenda.

The Minority caucus in Parliament clad in red and black clothes obstinately heckled President Mills while he delivered the fourth State of the Nation address in Parliament Thursday.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament hooted, whistled and shouted on top of their voices at the president in Parliament to register their displeasure on what they say is the mismanagement of the country by the Mills administration.

The endless heckling attracted a response from President Mills who said “even though I expected to be heckled, I did not expect the heckling to be so gargantuan.”

Commenting on the address on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the massive achievements enumerated in the president’s speech has crippled NPP’s campaign strategy for the December general elections.

According to General Mosquito, the NPP’s intention to capitalize on the so-called failures of government to fulfill its Better Ghana Agenda promise has been flawed since government has delivered exceptionally in just three years in power.

Asiedu Nketia added, since the NPP has no message for Ghanaians, the Minority caucus was tasked to make noise, whistle and display red cards to President Mills to cover up for their frustration of an impending defeat in the December polls.

The NDC scribe said the intention of the Minority MPs to befuddle the core issues does not come to him as a surprise but bemoaned the effect of their conduct to the image of Parliament which is a reflection of Ghana’s democracy.

He noted that, since the NPP has turned a blind eye on the developmental projects of government, they would see nothing good in the Mills-led administration.

General Mosquito urged the Minority to focus on the business of the House and put Ghana first rather than the parochial interest of their party.

Source: Joy Online


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