NPP is opposing Mills unnecessarily -Omane Boamah

President John Atta Mills (left), Dr. Omane Boamah, Deputy Minister of Science and Environment (right)

The Deputy Minister of Science and Environment and a CJA Activist has hit hard at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for what he describes as a calculated and deliberate opposition to virtually everything government does.

Dr. Omane Boamah who described the NPP’s Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, as a chief opposition instigator, opined that the NPP is unnecessarily taking advantage of every situation by opposing whatever President Mills does.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP have both found cause to add their voices to the growing calls on embattled Ivorian leader, Laurent Gbagbo to quit, and have criticized the unwillingness of President Mills’ to adopt a firm and decisive position against Gbagbo’s illegitimate government.

The NPP and Nana Addo say the mixed signals from the Mills’ Administration on the Ivorian crisis is to say the least, very disappointing, and argue that once ECOWAS and the AU have spoken so unequivocally on the issue, Ghana, which stands to lose more in the event of a conflict, should be more assertive in mounting pressure and isolating Gbagbo.

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana show, Dr. Omane Boamah insisted the NPP is completely out of order to even suggest that President Mills appears unconcerned about what is going on in neighbouring Cote D’ivoire.

According to him, President Mills was present during the ECOWAS summit where a decision was taken on the political impasse in Cote D’Ivoire, adding that he has done and is doing everything in the interest of Ghana to ensure that Cote D’Ivoire achieves peace.

Sounding rather exasperated with the constant attempts by the opposition to get at the NDC, the deputy Minister for Science and Environment questioned whether the NPP preferred that President Mills acts all Rambo-like in dealing with the matter.

“What is the beef of the NPP, what else do they expect President Mills to do? They want him to act like a Rambo to go to Cote D’Ivoire … airport and tell Gbagbo to clear off for Ouattara to take over?” source: peacefmonline

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