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General News of Friday, 5 February 2016

Source: Peace FM

Akufo-Addo not prepared for the presidency - Koku

The ruling party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it does not believe Ghanaians consider the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as an alternative party to form the next government.

Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho asserts there are clear indications the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo and his running mate, Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia have run out of ideas and policies to counter the good policies of President John Dramani Mahama.

Commenting on Akufo-Addo’s description of the president as “Ogu Adwuma” to wit loosely: ‘destroyer of businesses’, Koku Anyidoho told Okay Fm's Kwame Nkrumah Tikese on the "Ade Akye Abia" Morning Show that such an offensive remark can only be expected from a presidential candidate who has no campaign message for Ghanaians and alternative policies for the country.

The NPP 2016 flagbearer, at a conference organised by the party in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, with a view to mobilising support from the Zongo communities in Kumasi ahead of the election in November, said Ghanaians were looking up to the NPP to win the 2016 elections decisively and govern this country with honesty and competence so that prosperity could be generated for the people.

“It is our duty in the NPP to work tirelessly this year to lay bare the facts of widespread corruption, manifest incompetence and increased poverty before the Ghanaian people. They must have no doubt about the compelling necessity of saying goodbye to “Ogu Adwuma” John Mahama and his government, no matter the juicy inducements that are going to be offered to them by unscrupulous and corrupt politicians,” Nana Addo said.

But in a sharp riposte, Mr Anyidoho pointed out that the upcoming elections will not be based on huge electronic billboards displaying images of candidates nor on the path of propaganda and lies that the NPP intends to use to convince Ghanaians to vote for them.

“Even if Ghanaians decide not to vote for the Mahama administration, there is no alternative government to emerge from the NPP because Nana Addo and Bawumia have no message…there is nothing for them to do again after all the good job President Mahama is doing….they have not come out with an alternative policy should Ghanaians vote them into power on November 7, 2016,” he stated.

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