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Politics of Friday, 26 August 2016


Stop your ‘loose talk’ - Kofi Jumah to President Mahama

A firebrand of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Maxwell Kofi Jumah has taken President John Dramani Mahama to the cleaners for what he described as his ‘loose talk’ on internal affairs of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He charged the President to desist from throwing dust in the eyes of the public.

President Mahama during his tour of the Northern region, accused the Flagbearer of the NPP Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo of causing confusion amongst party members since his election to lead the party.

But speaking on Abusua FM’s Abusua Nkommo, hosted by Kwame Adinkrah, Mr. Jumah wondered why someone of the president’s caliber would go on an insulting spree.

The Former legislator charged the President to concentrate on solving issues bedeviling the nation, intimating that the NPP is a more focused party working hard to win massively at the December polls.

He claimed the President is diverting attention from his inefficiencies.

The Former Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development warned President Mahama to stay off NPP members and their internal issues, wondering why the President is bent on dragging his office into the mud.

Kofi Jumah advised President Mahama to desist from taking over the work of serial callers, urging him to act in a way that befits his position.

‘Instead of President Mahama accounting to the people on what tax payers’ money are used for, and measures put in place to solve pertaining issues bedeviling Ghana, you are meddling in NPP affairs, he should stop his loose talk. He should pay attention to matters affecting the citizenry and his own party, elderly people do not talk this way. Stop the serial caller job, talk and behave like an elderly person,’ he fumed.

He rubbished claims by the President that Nana Addo is a dictator.

Touching on suspension of NPP members, he said the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the worst culprit.

‘If he is basing his argument on the suspension of some party members, then the NDCs should have collapsed long ago, since the inception of NDC after every congress, their members leave the party. Talk of Frances Essiam, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and host of NDC defectors, the President should be the least person to comment on disunity, what does he term as disunity, he should work hard to change the fortunes of Ghana,’ he asserted.

He said intemperate language by politicians especially the president does not augur well for the nation.