National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey incurred the wrath of Government Communicators after he (Jake) accused President John Dramani Mahama’s administration of stealing the NPP’s educational policy.
The NPP National Chairman, in a statement issued this week, described President Mahama as an uninspiring giggling leader, with a penchant for stealing policies belonging to his political opponents.
“The concerns that we are expressing about President Mahama and his N.D.C government attempting, once again, to steal our clothes, is that this is not the first N.P.P. policy they have sought to purloin and, as in the case of the many others, (development of the North (SADA), Youth empowerment (GYEDA), N.H.I.S etc,) they have so corrupted and distorted the implementation that we are very concerned about their lack of understanding and the mess that will result from their also mishandling Free Education”, Jake said.
Obviously not pleased with the NPP Chair’s remarks, Alhaji Naziru Mohammed, a member of the Government’s Communication Team accused Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey of being remote-controlled to come out with the statement out to please his masters.
Speaking on Ghana Decides’ program on Okay Fm, the NDC Communicator said Mr Obetsebi-Lmptey has no moral right to call President Mahama and the NDC thieves, particularly when a leading member of his own party, Hon Ken Agyapong accused him of stealing motor-bikes meant for the party’s 2012 national electoral campaign.
He added that until proven otherwise by a competent committee of inquiry, he (Naziru) still considers Jake as a thief.
“Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey was forced to issue the statement on President Mahama because he knows fully well he is a thief since the allegation made about him still remains unresolved…..to me, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey is still a thief until his name is cleared from the motor-bikes allegation. He is more corrupt to accuse President Mahama of corruption. Was he not the one who asked the aspirants to bribe the delegates with money for votes?” he rhetorically asked.