A member of the opposition New Patriotic Party’s Communication team, Hopeson Adorye has expressed disappointment in the governing National Democratic Congress, describing President Mahama’s reign as an “impotent” and “unreasonable” government.
Commenting on the recent developments in the Mahama-led NDC government, Hopeson Adorye was astounded that the government would rename the Presidential palace from Flagstaff House to Jubilee Flagstaff House.
To him, the NDC party is behaving “like someone who is impotent who cannot impregnate his wife”, explaining that they could not dream of an appropriate place for the Presidency and instead of awarding credit to the erstwhile Kufour government for establishing the Golden Jubilee House, they have sought to arrogate the edifice.
He therefore questioned the rationale behind the new name, exclaiming that “No reasonable government will do that…They are not reasonable. NDC is not a reasonable party and their government is not a reasonable government. If they are reasonable, all what they are doing; they will not do it.”
The seat of government established under the Kufour administration was initially called Golden Jubilee House to mark the 50th Anniversary of Ghana’s Independence but was named Flagstaff House under the Mills-Mahama government,symbolic of the colonial era.
A third name for the edifice was disclosed by the Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga, to integrate the two names in order to bury the hatchet on whether the palace should be reversed into the original name or remain Flagstaff House.
The Minister revealed on Wednesday that the new name is Jubilee Flagstaff House.
This declaration has since been met with uncongenial outbursts from some critics who believe the new name smacks of propaganda and innuendos.
The NPP Communicator speaking in an interview with Peacefmonline.com also stressed that the new name is “bogus and capricious” but praised the Kufour government for naming the edifice after the nation’s 50 years of Independence, hence the old name is of historic relevance.
“Jubilee Flagstaff House, what is the meaning of that? Jubilee Flagstaff House! I don’t get it…We cannot accept that. So, they should come out clearly; let us know what is the meaning of Flagstaff House. Either than that, I am of the view that they should restore the original name.”
“Instead of maybe saying that [oh] Ghanaians, whatever we did. Whatever name that we changed, we are humbly appealing to you to forgive us. So, we are restoring the original name and then call it Jubilee House; you say Jubilee Flagstaff House. It’s a disgrace to the government. It’s a disgrace to Mahama…And then, disgrace to the entire NDC party.” he called on government to eat the humble pie and apologize to Ghanaians.
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