The flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has now been possessed by the ‘JM Toaso’ spirit, Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho has said.
He told Chief Jerry Forson, host of Accra100.5FM’s breakfast show Ghana Yensom on Tuesday, 1 November that comments by the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that he will not abandon projects started by President John Mahama, should he (Akufo-Addo) win the December 7 elections, gives credence to the fact that the opposition leader is seeing the good works done by the governing party, Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In view of that, Mr Anyidoho said the ‘Toaso spirit’ has infiltrated the camp of the NPP.
On Monday, Mr Anyidoho made similar comments saying Mr Akufo-Addo’s remarks were an indication that he had thrown in the towel as far as the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections were concerned.
Mr Akufo-Addo, while on a tour of the Volta Region last week said: “One of the tragedies of this nation is the long list of abandoned projects dotted around this country; we (NPP) have committed ourselves to tackling this disgraceful phenomenon through the National Asset Protection Project to ensure the continuity of projects.”
“We, in the NPP, do not see the construction of the road from Asikuma through Peki to Hohoe, no matter what it is christened, as a party political obligation on a ruling party. We see it as part of our national commitment to improve upon the lives of the people.”
He added that “anyone who has been on the roads that I have been on recently, be it Yendi to Saboba, or Asikuma through Peki through to Hohoe or Jasikan or Dambai to Nkwanta, no one who has been on any of these roads or similar ones around this country would even think of abandoning work on them because it was started by a political opponent. That is not the NPP way.”
In Monday’s interview with Chef Jerry Forson, Mr Anyidoho said: “We thank God that finally Nana Addo has seen the light and speaking the truth that the NDC government is working and that he will continue when he wins. Just a few days ago, they were saying that John Mahama has not done anything.”
“This comment by Nana Addo is a clear testimony that President Mahama is working very hard, and the evidence is clear for everybody including the NPP and its flag bearer to see. We in the NDC welcome Nana Addo’s observations but Ghanaians will vote for the NDC to ensure continuity.”
“It is a miracle that today the NPP has admitted that the government is working. This should tell Ghanaians to believe in President Mahama and vote for him.”
Meanwhile, a deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen told show host, Chief Jerry Forson that there was nothing wrong with the comment by Mr Akuf-Addo.
According to him, governance is all about continuity “and so I see nothing wrong with the comment.”
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