Politics of Tuesday, 13 November 2012
A Leading Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Brong-Ahafo Region on Tuesday refuted the wrong perception in the country that the party belonged to “Akans” only.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, Mr. Frank Opoku Adjapong expressed concern that some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were going around painting such wrong picture about the party in the Region to make it unpopular.
He said the NPP remained a strong party under a great elephant that abhorred ethnicity that was why it always chose a running mate from the northern part of the country to bridge the gap.
Mr. Adjapong, a businessman, said the NDC had no message for their campaign therefore the party’s hierarchy in the Region had set up various groups going round the Zongo communities to paint such wrong notions about the NPP.
He said for almost four years that the NDC took power, the government had not done anything meaningful in the Zongo communities.
Mr. Adjapong said when the NPP handed-over to the NDC, former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s government had laid a solid foundation for development but the NDC could not build on that.
He cited that the National Health Insurance Scheme was on the verge of collapse while pupils and students benefiting from the school feeding programme had reduced drastically.
Mr. Adjapong appealed to Muslims to ignore such calculated and deliberate ploys adopted by the NDC to make the NPP unpopular but rather vote for the party on December 7.
Mr. Adjapong said the combination of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the NPP presidential candidate and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as running mate was the best opportunity Ghana would ever have for development to thrive.