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General News of Thursday, 28 February 2008

Source: The Democrat

Kufuor has turned Ghana into abject poverty

Hon. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National, Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that monies received under president Kufuor's led NPP Administration could have been used to make the country a better place for all but instead the ruling NPP has brought hardship, poverty and misery to Ghanaians.

The poor majority Ghanaians now live in abject poverty, he stressed. He was addressing NDC delegates at the Okaikoi South constituency primaries to elect a parliamentary candidate to capture the seat from Nana Akomea.

He said, under the NPP Administration, water has become a scarce commodity to the ordinary people in the country. This he said shows how NPP has mismanaged the country.

The National Organizer stressed that the defeat of Cote d'Iviore in the just ended African Cup of Nations is an indication that year 2008 is not a year for the elephants even though they were tournament favourites.

He congratulated the NPP representatives present for showing brotherly love by honouring the party's invitation.

According to Mr. Ofosu Ampofo, among all past governments, it is only the NPP Administration that has turned human beings into traffic light instead of making sure traffic lights work efficiently.

Hon. Kofi Attoh, Director of International Relations for NDC revealed that, in a vision, he saw both Prof. Evans Atta Mills and Isaac Mensah being crowned after the 2008 election.

Baba Jamal, Deputy General Secretary of the NDC said the party will use all legitimate and constitutional means to fight the election results if it were rigged. He pointed out that year 2008 is a year of 'do and die affair' for the NDC and advised indifferent executives to make way for committed members.

Isaac Mensah, a.k.a Muda, was elected unopposed as the parliamentary candidate. He was endorsed during the primaries supervised by officers of the Electoral Commission.

His endorsement, according to the Constituency Chairman, Mr. Quaye, marks an important landmark in the constituency, promising successful Presidential and Parliamentary elections. "Isaac Mensah has all the qualities that the people of Okaikoi South want; vibrant, dynamic and energetic," he said.

Mr. Quaye advised supporters not to see political opponents in the area as enemies but to live together to ensure peace and harmony.

Madam Kakra, the Regional Vice-Chairperson said the visit of President Bush to Ghana confirms the doom of the NPP Administration because he came purposely to remind President Kufuor that both regimes are coming to an end but being the bush, it cannot stay alone and need the elephant as well.

NPP's Vice Chairman for the Okaikoi South Constituency, Alhaji Issa, in a goodwill message said democracy is for friendship and not for war. He urged political party supporters to maintain the cordial relationships that exist so that peace can prevail in the fourth coming elections.

Mr. Isaac Mensah thanked the delegates for reposing confidence in him to lead them to victory. He reminded them that together, the NDC will be victorious.

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