NPP accuses NDC of tribal politics
The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Boakye (Nana B), has accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of engaging in pure tribal politics with the list of bogus family members working in the NPP government.
“What the NDC is doing is clear, that they want to play the discredited Ashanti vs Akyem card; Akans vs non-Akans card. It is a hopeless and irresponsible agenda by an opposition party that is empty of ideas and empty on performance,” he stated at a news conference in Accra yesterday.
To him, the NDC, as an opposition party, should rather tell Ghanaians its alternative for the numerous policies and programmes of the Akufo-Addo government, and not the tribal politics it have adopted for its campaign.
“They should tell us their alternative for Free SHS, Planting for Food and Jobs, the payment of the various allowances and others,” he said, contending that the next general election was about Vision 2020, and not for those who have no vision.
“Let us use this opportunity to ask Ghanaians to ask themselves a simple, but very important, question? Perhaps, the most important question for 2020 is what does John Mahama stand for? What does he believe in? What is his vision?”
At least, with Akufo-Addo, he said, the Ghanaian people know what he stands for, and has been consistent in what he stands for all throughout his political life.
“In 2008 he promised free secondary education. He stuck to it in 2012 and stayed with it in 2016 and has delivered on it in office. He campaigned on Ghana’s industrialisation and adding value to our natural resources…
“Today, he has set up the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation to add value to Ghana’s one billion tonnes of bauxite.
“It is this same bauxite that John Mahama signed away to his younger brother, Ibrahim Mahama, one week before [the] NPP took office.
“President John Mahama gave out 80% of our bauxite, valued at $200 billion. Please, listen carefully, over $200 billion of our national asset was handed over to one person, who is the younger brother of the President, who dashed it to him before leaving office.
“It took the new government and the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision to show that what John Mahama did was illegal,” he explained.
According to Nana B, the content of the press conference by the NDC on Tuesday shows clearly that they had nothing to contribute in the competition of ideas and performance.