Mahama’s speech boycott: NDC fans fed up – NPP

The empty stadium at the tail end of Mahama’s speech

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the thinning of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to a few thousands at the party’s just ended campaign launch in Cape Coast during President John Mahama’s address showed that NDC is tired of “Mahama lies.”

Addressing a news conference Wednesday, John Boadu, acting General Secretary of the NPP said the party saw “vivid pictures of the delegates emptying the stadium in the middle of the president’s empty speech.”

This, according to him symbolises the fact that “…Ghanaians are no longer prepared to listen to the lies, propaganda and deceit of the empty promises.”

Mr. Boadu added: “Eight years of waiting in vain for the better Ghana that was promised has finally had a toll on the NDC members themselves.”

The NDC’s Central regional secretary, Sampson Ahianyo, earlier this week rejected assertions that the president’s address was abandoned by the party’s supporters.

The massive exodus of the stadium when the president assumed the podium to address the gathering, according to reports, was a veiled protest against his “unimpressive governance style”.

But, Mr.Ahianyo told Accra-based Accra FM that was not the case and that a time had been agreed beforehand for supporters who had travelled from other regions to set off on their return journeys before dark, but the excitement of the launch dragged the ceremony into the evening.

So halfway into the president’s delivery, Mr. Ahianyo said the organisers announced to the supporters from far-off regions to get out of the venue and board their buses.

“So, it was not that they refused to listen to the president’s speech, but we had arranged with the drivers to set off by 6pm to avoid accidents.”

Source: Ghana/ Awal

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