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A member of the Government’s Communication Team, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, says it is absurd how members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) try to hush him up by bringing up the issue of his “small boy” status anytime he questions the aptitude of their flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to run for the highest office of the land.

To him, if the NPP considers his critique of their presidential candidate, who they believe is a self-made politician to be in bad taste, for the simple reason that he (Felix) is a “small boy”, they should also in like manner tame the mouth of some of their communicators, especially Sammy Awuku and Samuel Abu Jinapor, since they are equally guilty of slamming President Mills, a University Lecturer and a Professor of Law.

“Does the NPP only want people of Methuselah’s age to criticize Nana Addo?” he asked.

Clearly irritated by comments from the NPP directed at his age, Felix, who disclosed that he is in his thirties, stated on PeaceFM’s “Kokrokoo” programme that empirical evidence shows Nana Addo was a vociferous critic of the late Kutu “Acheampong’s government at the age of thirty three”. To him, so long as political parties continue to campaign to the youth, some of whom are eighteen years old and above, “they should be prepared to take criticism from them”.

He minced no words in labeling the NPP a “hypocritical institution” made up of hypocrites who are quick to jump on him for wrongs they themselves cannot claim not to have committed before.

“Samuel Awuku, either I am older than him or we are of the same age, had the guts to stand in front of TESCON members and call the IGP a hapless son of a woman (obaa ba)…At that time, didn’t they (NPP) know that younger persons should season their words when talking to older people? Abu Jinapor can also sit on radio and call the president a hypocrite…isn’t this also disrespectful?” he quizzed.

Ofosu Kwakye, who also doubles as the Executive Director of Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), a youth advocacy group within the ruling NDC, admitted describing the NPP Presidential candidate as “irresponsible” for issuing a “goodwill” message to president Mills.

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He was of the view the message was laced with mischief and added that Nana Addo’s conduct in the entire affair was shocking; that he could indulge in cheap propaganda.

He accused the NPP of putting it out in the public domain that the president was dead or too unwell to conduct the affairs of state and unfit to run for re-election.

"Over the last three weeks or so the NPP has been involved in a certain desperate effort to create the impression that the president someway somehow is not in charge of this country. You recall that in the wake of the clashes at Ekumfi and Hohoe, members of the NPP…called on the president to speak and to show up at the conflict zones and created the impression that the president somehow was not in control of affairs…I have absolutely no doubt that rumours of President Mills’ death was put into the system by the NPP…check the facebook wall of Gabby Asare Okyere Darko and other NPP propagandist on that particular social network. You will find Gabby writing that say a prayer for the president. What is it that the president has done or was going to do that required a prayer to be said for him?...They have simply been trying to set the stage for a situation where Ghanaians will believe that president Mills is unfit to continue to lead this country. But the last thing I expected was that, Nana Addo will jump into this propaganda…Since when in our history has somebody been wished well for a medical check-up? Since when has somebody called for a prayer for someone who was going for a routine medical check-up?” Ofosu Kwakye quizzed.

The NDC communicator stressed that in his estimation, Nana Addo cannot be entrusted with the highest office of the land since he has not demonstrated any ability to perform neither has he outlined any reasonable, measureable or pragmatic measures that will improve the lot of Ghanaians.
Source: Chris Joe Quaicoe/Peacefmonline.com

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