July 24, 2024

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey has described the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Ghana, the reason the party confirmed Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh also known as Napo as their running mate.

He said NAPO’s elevation to the Vice-Presidential candidacy is a stark indicator of the NPP’s abandonment of core values and principles.

“The formal confirmation and subsequent announcement of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) as Dr. Bawumia’s running mate came as no surprise. It reflects the deplorable state of leadership under Akufo-Addo’s tenure within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Ghana. NAPO’s elevation to the Vice-Presidential candidacy is a stark indicator of the NPP’s abandonment of core values and principles. It is glaringly obvious that the NPP is no longer driven by principles such as integrity, trustworthiness, empathy, competence, and genuine acumen.” Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey said this in a statement.

 

Below is the full statement

 

The formal confirmation and subsequent announcement of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) as Dr. Bawumia’s running mate came as no surprise. It reflects the deplorable state of leadership under Akufo-Addo’s tenure within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Ghana. NAPO’s elevation to the Vice-Presidential candidacy is a stark indicator of the NPP’s abandonment of core values and principles. It is glaringly obvious that the NPP is no longer driven by principles such as integrity, trustworthiness, empathy, competence, and genuine acumen. Instead, their focus has shifted towards appeasing specific factions and individuals who do the bidding of the establishment, disregarding the greater good and interest of the country. The selection of NAPO as Dr. Bawumia’s running mate is a clear demonstration of the NPP’s preference for politics of convenience over conviction, confirming the party’s descent into opportunism and mediocrity.

Ordinarily, a poor ticket for the NPP shouldn’t bother the NDC. Yet, in a robust democracy, we need strong opposing and alternative policies and should wish the NPP well. However, given the depths to which leadership in the NPP has sunk, the Bawumia/NAPO pair starkly contrasts and pales in comparison to the NDC’s experienced, visionary, and principled ticket of John Mahama and Prof. Naana Jane. Dr. Bawumia, the so-called economic wizkid, has failed miserably to manage the economy he was brought to oversee, resulting in increased economic woes for Ghanaians, despite his lofty promises and his position as the head of the economic management team. His refusal to accept responsibility for his failures and his tendency to lie brazenly and joke about his unmet promises highlight his inadequacies.

On the other hand, NAPO, known for his arrogance and detachment from the masses, brings a dangerous combination to the table. His tenure at the Education Ministry was marred by chaos and mismanagement, and his performance in the Energy Ministry has resurrected “dumsor” and increased the energy sector’s challenges. Their leadership promises nothing but a relentless increase in our collective despair. NAPO lacks the honesty and humility to even acknowledge the existence of ‘dumsor,’ just as Bawumia lacks the integrity and humility to accept that he has been an abysmal failure as the head of the economic management team. Their refusal to own up to their failures is not only disgraceful but also indicative of their utter incompetence and disconnect from the harsh realities faced by Ghanaians.

The 2024 election is a battle for the soul of our country, and it will be fought on principles, values, and conviction. Ghanaians deserve leaders with strong moral character and integrity to rescue us from the depths of decadence into which the NPP has sunk us. Imagine if Ghana had no choice but the failed economist and the arrogant NAPO. This underscores the importance of our democracy, giving us the hope and power to choose better leaders. Our democracy enables us, come December 7th, to resist the imposition of leaders who will only aggravate our woes, rub it in our faces, talk down on us, abandon their promises, and evade accountability.

John Mahama and Prof. Naana Jane embody the true values and principles crucial for the kind of leadership Ghana needs now. The upcoming elections provide a chance for Ghanaians to choose proven, reliable leadership over a rebranded duo of failures. Let’s unite and rally around the NDC’s choice of experienced, credible, and honest leaders. This is a communal effort for God and country. Let’s vote for the most reliable, tried, and tested leaders with a proven track record.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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