Mr. Koku Anyidoho , the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has disclosed that the failure of the NPP-led government to deliver on some of its key promises to Ghanaians within its 100 days in office is enough proof that they have nothing concrete to offer Ghanaians.
According to him, the numerous policies captured in the NPP manifesto and other key strategic promises made to Ghanaians during the 2016 electioneering campaign, have not seen the light of day, especially at a time when the Akufo-Addo government has spent 100 days in office.
He mentioned the Free SHS, One District, One Factory and the abolishing of taxes, among others, as promises made to the Ghanaian electorate by the NPP government, but unfortunately went unfulfilled as the administration struggles to tame its followers who have embarked on the rampage to demand their share of the victory booty.
Mr. Anyidoho pointed to the recent widespread violent attacks on government appointees and public institutions by NPP vigilante groups and Witch-hunting of former NDC government officials and the late appointments of key government appointees as the achievements of the government, and called on well-meaning Ghanaians to demand from the government all promises it made.
His comment comes following a press conference organized by the NDC where the party chairman, Dr. Kofi Portuphy, said Ghanaians have regretted voting for the NPP after three months in power.
“Don’t we hear Ghanaians express regret that they have exchanged their colour TVs for black and white?” He asked, adding the NDC will “bounce back in 2020.”
Explaining further, the deputy scribe said the NPP won the 2016 elections based on lies and would have to stay in government to pay for those lies which they made Ghanaians to believe them, stressing that various groups in the country have become disappointed at the government, realizing that their lives have not change for the better.
Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress during a press conference held in Accra described as “shambolic and theatrical” the Ȼ2,400 fine handed to each of the 13 members of the vigilante group, Delta Force, for daring to escape from the custody of the court.
Dr. Portuphy said the court cannot “treat lightly” a grievous offence in which “local terrorists” associated with the governing New Patriotic Party physically attacked the courts.
He blamed the president for acts of vandalism and attacks perpetrated by militant groups affiliated to the NPP and that the attacks by the Delta Force, and Invincible force are the “latest manifestation of Akufo-Addo’s all die be die mantra.”
The NDC chairman is not happy with the court ruling, saying the suspects deserve greater and stiffer punishment for their acts of lawlessness.
He said the NPP is “sowing seeds of domestic terrorism” which, if it goes unchecked, will harm the country in the future.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Nana Appiah Acquaye