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Opinions of Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Columnist: Ato Kwamena Dadzie

The Outsider: Tired of NDC complaints

It’s difficult to understand why the opposition National Democratic Congress seems to be complaining about anything and everything these days. And only few of the complaints merit any serious attention.

They complained (and justifiably so) about Nana Akufo-Addo’s use of state resources to campaign. Their vice presidential candidate, John Mahama recently complained about police in the Volta Region asking him to cancel his campaign tour because Nana Addo’s wife was in the same area he was planning to visit. I agreed with him.

The NDC also complained about how the people behind the recent clashes in Tamale and Gushiegu appear to have been let off the hook with the government showing a complete lack of interest in ensuring that justice is done. I agreed with them on this score as well – especially considering the fact that a district chief executive was accused of allegedly ordering the torching homes in Gushiegu. Click here to read full article