The UK Ireland Branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it has followed with amusement the latest foray of Nana Akufo Addo into the political space of Ghana, and says his talks are nothing but messages from a frustrated politician.
In a press release issued by the Branch,?Kofi Adoli, the?Organiser for the?NDC UK Ireland Youth, who signed the release stated that “Unsurprising as his declaration to take another shot at his personal ambition to be ‘coronated’ as the President of
Ghana is, we note the false basis upon which he wishes to do so. ?Nana Addo proffers that the current challenges Ghana faces are as a result of the incapability of the National Democratic Congress government to deal with them. He also sought to create the impression that, the New Patriotic Party which he seeks to lead again, is or will be in a healthy state that makes it the preferred alternative to the NDC.”
These he noted, are clearly illusionary positions to launch from.
“First of all we wish to make it clear to Nana Addo and his colleagues who control the NPP, that however hard it is
for them to accept the NDC government being led by President Mahama, the country is in safe hands that are
pursuing a deliberate transformation agenda with clarity of vision. As a lower middle income economy, our
circumstance throws up challenges to which our government is deliberately facing up to. Withdrawal of subsidies
and bold investment in energy infrastructure, for example, are necessary changes that require sacrifices on the part
of all Ghanaians. To latch unto that as the basis upon which to seek office is not only shameless opportunism; it is
“We also observe that Nana Akufo Addo is in self-denial as far as the internal health and public credibility of the
NPP are concerned. We are not oblivious of the fact that since Nana Addo first became the leader of his party, the
composition of its executives and grassroots reflects a party which has a saturated aversion to diversity. The recent
predictable attempt to ‘cleanse’ the NPP of Paul Afoko speaks to that fact. This increasing likeness of the NPP’s
following has resulted in a severe intolerance of Ghanaians who are culturally different. The situation has also
institutionalised collusion amongst the controllers to steer the NPP in directions that reflect the whims of a few
against the views of the broad masses. ”
It is needless to mention Kennedy Agyepong’s recent accusation of corruption at the heart of the NPP’s leadership
and the subsequent lame response the party gave. If a fish would rot, it starts from the head. Nana Addo must
resolve his leadership flaws before attempting to assess that of others.
“…?As far as the standard of leadership is concerned, we call on Nana Akufo Addo to look to the NDC. It is the most
capable in terms of economic management. Beyond that it is the party which represents Ghana most.
It is instructive therefore for Nana Addo to note that if mere eloquence was enough to lead a country, he would
have become President since 2008. Talk is cheap; but substance is value. Ghana, our beloved country, is on course!”