General News of Thursday, 25 August 2016
The New Patriotic Party has described President John Mahama as “power-drunk” hence going at all length to tag NPP's presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a "dictator."
Speaking at a press conference Thursday, the Ag. General Secretary of the NPP described the "reckless" utterances of Mahama as the mark of a power-drunk leader afraid of defeat.
John Boadu wondered, was the President “so intoxicated by his desire to hold on to a power that is fast slipping away that, in desperation, he is now prepared to say whatever and do whatever in the hope to perpetuate his bad leadership on the people of Ghana."
Boadu said Nana Akufo-Addo rather deserves to be celebrated as a "national hero" for his contribution to the peace, unity and democracy of Ghana over the last 40 years.
Rather than insulting national heroes, President Mahama should be "thankful to courageous patriots such as Nana Akufo-Addo who put their own lives in danger and stood at the forefront of the fight against military dictatorship in Ghana."
The NPP has condemned the President's insults as disgraceful.
“President Mahama, who calls himself a historian, is a disgrace to patriotism," because, "Thanks to brave patriots like Nana Akufo-Addo, John Mahama is now the leader of a democratic Ghana, who is so pleased with himself that he is now fighting desperately for another term,” the NPP man said.
Boadu asked the President to speak words befitting of the high office he holds.
On President Mahama’s statement that the NPP is divided, the Ag. General Secretary said, "the only fight that the NPP is involved in is the fight to rid Ghana of his bad leadership."
Contrary to the propaganda, the evidence, according to John Boadu, is that the NPP is contesting the 2016 race with a solidly united front.
“All the people who contested against Akufo-Addo in the 2010 presidential primaries are at the forefront of the NPP campaign today. Alan Kyerematen is at the right side of Nana Akufo-Addo, travelling up and down the country, preaching a positive message of change to the suffering masses of Ghana…Francis Addai-Nimoh, Joe Ghartey, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, and all of them are fully committed to an Akufo-Addo victory,” he stressed.
He added that, “The NPP is a peaceful, political party. We are proud of our non-violent history and our faith in the rule of law and democracy.”
In Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP, John Boadu said, has a man whose record is an open book.
“He has fought for human rights, for freedoms, for democracy, for rule of law, for reconciliation and unity in Ghana, and for peace and security for other countries throughout his 40-year record of public service. No amount of poisonous propaganda from a President, who is staggering his way through his responsibilities, will change a record that is forever etched in the annals of our nation’s history.”