Outspoken communications team member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Felix Kwakye Ofosu has taken a swipe at

Felix Kwakye Ofosu

the flag-bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for saying the “2012 is a year of choice between corruption and integrity”.

Kwakye Ofosu said the NPP flag-bearer has no locus to comment on issues bothering on corruption and integrity since he (Nana Akufo-Addo) is now “rehabilitating his badly dented image”.

Felix Kwakye Ofosu was reacting to comments made by Nana Akufo-Addo in his appeal to Ghanaians to vote for the NPP in the December polls while addressing party supporters at a non-denominational prayer session held at the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi-Takoradi on Sunday.

Nana Akufo-Addo, was quoted to have said “the 2012 is a year for Ghanaians to make a choice between competence and dereliction. This year will be a time for choice; a choice between stagnation and progress, between non-performance and competence, between corruption and integrity”.

But in a rebuttal, Felix Kwakye Ofosu on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday, said Nana Akufo-Addo falls short on each of his criterion for the 2012 election.

According to him, considering the track record of the NPP flag-bearer as a Minister of State in the erstwhile Kufuor government, “he (Nana) cannot compete on each of the criterion with President Mills”.

Kwakye Ofosu posited that Nana Akufo-Addo as an Attorney General failed to prosecute three women arrested at the Kotoka International Airport for smuggling heroin with the excuse that the docket for prosecution got missing.

“He (Nana) supervised a situation where dockets got missing and failed to prosecute three women belonging to his party who have been caught red-handed with heroin and he speaks about dereliction?” Felix quizzed.

On corruption and integrity, the NDC youth activist said Nana Akufo-Addo played a key role in the Kufuor administration which institutionalized corruption.

He cited Haruna Esseku, the former party chairman of the NPP who raised corruption allegations of kickbacks against former President Kufuor and some key government officials as a clear instance of the massive corruption in the Kufuor government of which Nana Akufo-Addo was part.

Felix Kwakye Ofosu noted that Nana Akufo-Addo does not pass the corruption test as compared to President Mills who is committed to fighting corruption.

The NDC communications team member alleged that the NPP flag-bearer is on an image cleansing tour after a former ambassador of the United States to Ghana claimed in a correspondence to his boss in Washington that Nana Addo has a reputation for womanizing and the smoking of marijuana .

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