The opposition New Patriotic Party has rebuked President John Dramani Mahama for his continuous attack on their flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo.
They accused the President of talking as he is possessed with his continuous verbal attacks on Nana Addo at the least opportunity.
“…after destroying the legacy the late president John Evans Atta Mills left him in 2012 and watching helplessly, power slipping through his reckless, incompetent, corrupt and insensitive hands, President Mahama is now showing his true colours. Rather than addressing the myriad of problems the country is facing, he has reduced his bid for re-election, to a manifesto of lies and insults against Nana Akufo Addo. The president is talking as if he is possessed. He is using words as if he is seeing things as double,” John Boadu, NPP acting General Secretary said.
President Mahama who began his campaign tour two weeks ago has on several occasions taken a swipe at the NPP’s flagbearer.
He recently described Nana Addo as a dictator who cannot be entrusted with power.
“It will be a very dangerous thing to hand power to a party that is not ready because the NPP party, as I tell you today, is divided into two,” he argued.
But addressing a press conference in Accra on Thursday, John Boadu admonished the president to instead commend Nana Addo of being one of the fighters against military dictatorship in the country.
“First he insulted Nana Addo for daring to re-echo the plights of Western Region over the bad state of their roads. Then he dares accuses Nana Akufo-Addo, one of the foremost champions in the struggle against military dictatorship and for democracy and freedom as a dictator and a danger to Ghana’s democracy. Rather than insulting our heroes, he should be thankful to the courageous patriots such as Nana Akufo-Addo, who put their own lives in danger, stood at the forefront of the fight against military dictatorship in Ghana.”
“Where was John Mahama when we needed men to stand against military dictatorship? It was the likes of Nana Akufo Addo who sacrificed their youth and their career to stand up against military dictatorship not only under Rawlings but previous dictators of our country. Thanks to brave patriots like Nana Addo, John Mahama is now the president of a democratic Ghana, who is so pleased with himself that he is so fighting desperately for another term,” he added.
John Boadu said “we are tempted to ask, what influence was the president under to call Akufo-Addo a dictator?”
“Or is he so intoxicated by his desire to hold on to power that is fast slipping away in desperation? He is now prepared to say whatever and do whatever in a hope to perpetuate his bad leadership on the people of Ghana.”
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By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana