A pressure group called Action Patriots for Justice (APJ) has issued a statement urging a continuous support for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to develop the state.
This, the group said was necessary considering the “huge catastrophic deterioration of the economy left by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government led by Mr John Dramani Mahama”.
In a press statement, the APJ said, the NPP was the only party that has initiated concrete social interventions to reduce the hardships of citizens in the fourth republic, citing the interventions former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the current President Nana Akufo Addo and Vice President Dr. Bawumia have introduced.
The group also expressed the belief that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was the Achilles heel of the NDC and John Mahama even in opposition and continue to be.
The group said in opposition, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was a thorn in the flesh of the NDC with his sound economic criticism and factually accurate information on the economy whilst in opposition.
“And now in government as the vice president, Dr Bawumia continues to be a nightmare and albatross on the neck of the NDC. His ingenuity and economical prowess, have the penchant of always exposing the lies, deceit and the propaganda machinery of the NDC.
“Show Ghanaians, a single social intervention programme the NDC put in place to reduce the hardships on Ghanaians in your entire 8years in government and the NDC has shamefully ran into hiding and are wobbling in clutches to respond because there is none to point,” the statement said.
According to the group, a simple “challenge” on performance assessment of the NDC, has become problematic, and instead of debating Bawumia intellectually on the issues he has been raising, the NDC has, resulted to insults and vilification on the vice president.
“Isn’t it weird? And this same failed and incompetent NDC is all over the place wasting our ears and claiming to be the alternative for the NPP. Facts are sacrosanct no matter how hard one tries to twist it, and the evidence is there to show, that, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been consistent till date,” the statement said.
Story: Kofi OWUSU TAWIAH
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