President John Mahama has taken a swipe at the main opposition New Patriotic Party, claiming the party has ‘won an Olympic gold medal in insults’.
According to him, the party is quick to commend any member who is able to hurl insults at him and his administration.
Speaking at the 2016 campaign launch of the NDC in Cape Coast, Mr. Mahama mocked developments in the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition saying the party has silenced all level-headed people within its fold.
“…It has been the characteristics and a feature in this elections; that the EC is attacked every step of the way by the NPP. And it is part of the strategy to discredit the EC.
“….The mark of a leader is one that is able to unite his supporters behind him. They are now quick to commend people who hurl insults at me and my government. Even the former President Kufuor has not been spared the brunt of their attacks.
“They are even quick to threaten people who differ with the opinions of the leader with physical harm. It is clear that they have already won an Olympic gold medal in insults,” he stated.
The President also advised members of the NDC not to lose focus but concentrate on preaching the achievements of the government since that is the only sure way to win the December 7 polls.