Politics of Wednesday, 25 June 2014
A leading member of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfe, is questioning the readiness of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to wrestle power in the 2016 general election.
According to him, the NPP is being “notoriously irresponsible in opposition” when the ground is very fertile for them to win power.
Kwabena Bomfe’s comment comes after the wrangling took a new twist with a reported clash between security guards appointed by the old executives and those appointed by the new executives at the party's National Head quarters in Accra on Monday.
According to reports, the new guards had come to take over at the party's National Headquarters but the old guards resisted, insisting they had no information about the new arrangement.
Speaking on Oman FM’s morning show, National Agenda on Tuesday, Kwabena Bomfe expressed shock at the conduct of the party that touts itself as an alternative government.
He said considering the unnecessary bickering in the party, it is obvious the opposition party is not ready for power.
Citing the worsening socio-economic conditions and the incompetence of the Mahama-led administration, “one expects the NPP to mount pressure on government to solve the bread and butter issues confronting Ghanaians”.
Kabila however reassured Ghanaians of the CPP’s readiness to lead them to the promise land as an alternative government.