THE NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of having no message going into the 2020 elections.
According to the General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, the opposition is clinging on to character smearing and vague suppositions in an attempt to divert attention from the laudable achievements of the Akufo-Addo government.
At a press conference in Accra Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu stated that the NDC in the absence of anything concrete and future-looking to offer, have resorted to a game plan aimed at repeating loudly and very often a mantra of “corruption,” to tarnish the president’s name.
This strategy by the NDC, he said, is in the hope of getting that image to stick in not only Ghanaians’ minds but, also more importantly, to try to influence the outcomes of independent surveys – especially foreign sourced surveys – as a way of vindicating their non-existent approach to fighting corruption.
“In sum, whilst the President acknowledges the presence of corruption, past and present, and demonstrates concrete steps towards sustainable lasting solutions, the NDC prefers smoke and mirrors, shouting as loudly as possible in the unrealistic hope of gaining doubtful political capital,” he said.
The NPP’s General Secretary has therefore challenged the NDC to come out with their policy position about the future of the country.
Rule of Law to fight corruption
Mr Boadu, noted that the government of Nana Akufo-Addo is committed to the fight against corruption, adding that no amount of mudslinging and exaggerated claims of corruption will derail the train of good governance.
He added that government remains focused to resorting to constitutionally mandated institutions in the fight against corruption and that the president will always resort to the rule of law as the only legitimate and viable means of conquering systemic corruption in this country.
“It is a shame that this message does not seem to have sunk in for the NDC. I suppose if you have been doing the same unimaginative and destructive thing for the past twenty-seven years, the longest any single entity has ruled in Ghana since independence, it is difficult to switch gears and come up with truly innovative thinking and action,” he said.
Reacting to the NDC’s earlier press conference held on Tuesday, the NPP scribe said the opposition’s stance reflects ethos and principles that have been rejected by Ghanaians.
The NDC, he said, is too weighed down by its own poor history, but “we can’t afford to let this poor history become Ghana’s destiny”.
he however invited the public, especially thought leaders, to critically weigh the governance styles of the two parties, and to lead the public crusade for good governance with open government, as championed by the President.
“Everybody must feel free to interrogate Government actions, but the NDC’s campaign of falsehood and mischievous political intent really fails the test of serious and purposeful governance,” he concluded.