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General News of Sunday, 6 November 2016


NPP not ready to govern – Mahama

President John Mahama has described the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a grouping not ready to govern Ghana.

According to Mahama, the divisions and internal squabbles within the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition will spell doom for the country if voted into power.

Mahama is therefore calling on Ghanaians to “continue to leave them [NPP] in opposition” until they are able to put their house in order.

Speaking at a rally at Anweaso in the Adansi Asokwa constituency of the Ashanti region, President Mahama stressed the NDC is the only party stable enough to govern the young oil-producing country.

“Today, the party that’s ready to govern this country is the NDC. Why am I saying so? Today, NDC is the most united and well organised party than any other party in Ghana. Look at what’s going on in NPP. NPP is divided into two factions.

“If that party is rife with these divisions even in opposition, what will happen if we give them power? They are not ready to govern, so let’s continue to leave them in opposition for them to take their time to put their house in order, after 2021 then they come back for Ghanaians to consider them.”

The NPP has suspended indefinitely its national chairman Paul Afoko, general secretary Kwabena Agyepong and vice Sammy Crabbe for what the party described as working against its fortunes ahead of the December 7 polls.

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