General News of Monday, 19 May 2014

Source: Isaac Kyei Andoh

NPP have lost moral right to challenge economy- Ade Coker

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Mr. Ade Coker has registered his disgust on the opposition NPP’s snub of government call to bring their views on how to revive the economy of the nation at the national Economic Forum and has duly advised them to conveniently refrain from commenting on the state of the economy to save their near empty bin of credibility from getting drained.

In an exclusive interview with this reporter, Mr Ade Coker indicated that he was extremely baffled that despite the NPP’s continues lambasting of the NDC government on the state of the economy; they still had the impetuous to avoid a platform meant to find solutions to the very problems the NPP complained needed to be solved by the government.

According to him, it take only nation wreckers to desist from contributing to the development of any nation and by not honoring the governments call to sit together to solve the problems facing the nation, the NPP have confirmed where their interest lies. To him, it has nothing to do with making Ghana a betters place.

“At a time when opposition parties in other jurisdictions are collaborating with the respective opponent’s in power, the NPP still believe their assumption to power is paramount to everything else and they would rather see this nation collapse under the NDC to brighten their chances of winning the next elections.

“It is very unfortunate that for a party the claims patriotism in its name, the NPP have used every opportunity to indicate the are the very opposite of patriotism”

He revealed that Ghanaians have finally come to terms with the interest of the NPP and it does not include making Ghana better but simply winning power and nothing else.

“This is not the first or second time, the NPP have always avoided being part of any major National Consensus building platform which is not initiated by them and it confirms that their habitual populace centered attacks on government are just meant to make them popular and not to necessarily lead to finding solutions to our problems”

He however remained unperturbed that the absence of the New Patriotic Party was going to have negative effect on the program that with the over Four Hundred brains to tap into, the forum will come with pragmatic solutions to our problems.

He also told Ghanaians to exercise patience and give the government time to use every means possible to resolve our problems since it a global phenomenon and Ghana cannot realistically be expected to be an exception to the rule given our very dependence on the West.