Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr Nii Armah Josiah Aryeh, has punched the Mahama-led NDC Administration, saying the government is made up of a bunch of ‘greedy thieves’.
‘I compare certain people (in government) – I don’t wanna name names – to a gang of thieves. They go stealing, burgling in the night and because you and I are not part of the game that stole, you will never see any sign of the booty, because if you saw the booty, you will let them out so they keep the booty to themselves,’ Dr Aryeh told NDP supporters in Kumasi on Saturday.
Without mincing words, he stated emphatically that thieves that took delight in sharing the national booty among themselves at the detriment of the ordinary people were occupying key positions in government.
Dr Aryeh, a former General Secretary of the NDC, said sadly, ordinary Ghanaians who voted the NDC administration into power were being excluded from enjoying the nation’s wealth, as a chosen few shared the booty.
‘Unless you are part of them, you cannot get a share of the booty,’ the NDP national chairman said to a rapturous applause from party faithful in the Ashanti Region last Saturday.
The occasion was a Special NDP Ashanti Regional Conference which saw interim regional executives of the party being ushered into office.
It was attended by NDP Founder, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.
Dr Aryeh said the current situation whereby only people in government were enjoying, had led to the upsurge in hardship among the people, who now did not see any hope coming to them.
The NDP Chairman described Ghana currently, as a country without a manager and rapidly heading into a huge ditch.
He stated that ‘we are manager-less now,’ adding that from all indications, all was not well with the country.
‘One question that I never tire of asking myself is how come that when given the freedom of choice to act out of our own volition, we act in such a way that we end up in a situation and a condition of real leaderlessness? Yes indeed we are leaderless. We are without a manager,’ he reiterated.
He said the government had failed woefully to develop the country after several noises made by the NDC to win power.
The NDP guru said the country was currently in a pit of despondency due to poor leadership, urging the populace to join the NDP which was the party of choice to save the country.
After 50 years of independence, he said Ghana, ideally, should have developed more, blaming the situation on bad leadership.
He said Ghanaians, after independence, had high hopes of seeing a prosperous country, but unfortunately the hopes of the populace had been dashed due to bad governance.
He wondered: ‘How come that we Ghanaians, a very proud people, should have a situation like that?’
Dr Aryeh added: ‘Even law professors are scratching their heads as to how this can come about because we believe that the Ghanaian deserves the best. And we can do better than we are experiencing right now.
‘How come that in the era of oil economy, we see no sign of oil?’
Dr Aryeh observed with concern that people that were bold enough to criticize how the country was being mismanaged were insulted from all directions by some members of government.
‘Now if you open your mouth to tell the truth, you are insulted severely,’ he lamented, adding that Ghanaians had been fooled by some unpatriotic people for far too long; urging the people to rise up.
He said what annoyed him most was the fact that the few greedy thieves that were looting the nation’s wealth were trying to brainwash the masses to accept mediocrity as the best form of living.
According to him, politics was meant to better the lives of the people, but sadly, Ghanaians were observing a different thing under the NDC administration led by President Mahama.
He said the NDP was founded by former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, ostensibly, to save Ghanaians from the hardship confronting the people in 2012.
Dr Aryeh said there was a strong wave prior to the 2012 elections that Ghana was about to have its first female president in the person of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.
However, he said the joy that the formation of the NDP brought to the masses also ignited instant panic in the NDC, who connived with the EC to prevent it from taking part in the 2012 polls.
Despite the ordeal they endured, he said the leadership of the NDP, especially Nana Konadu, was not perturbed, noting that the party would take part in the 2016 elections to shame their enemies.
‘NDP is back and we are back with a bounce,’ he said, indicating that the party was poised to win political power and save Ghanaians from the current state of despondency.
Dr Aryeh described Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings as the best person to lead Ghana from its current state of despondency, into a state of affluence which would better the lives of the people.
He said after serving as the first lady of the country for many years, Nana Konadu could have decided to stay aside and live her life in peace, ‘but because she loves Ghana so much she has decided to come back to help.’
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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