President John Dramani Mahama
The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has said former President John Rawlings’ endorsement of President John Mahama is no indication that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will retain power.
According to him, President Mahama has not fulfilled Mr.
Rawlings’ challenge thrown at him at the party’s special national delegate’s congress in Kumasi to “restore integrity to the presidency, the government and the party” if he is to become a successful leader.
Addressing the Volta Regional House of Chiefs in Ho on Wednesday, the former leader and founder of the ruling NDC mentioned that “the emergence of John Mahama has also added a spark to the governing party and therefore reduced the old fear and anxiety; in other words, he has brought on board possibility of also winning the election.”
But speaking on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News
Afriyie opined that “everything I have heard from Rawlings since has always confirmed that this government is incompetent and it cannot win elections in Ghana.
Some few weeks ago when they had their Congress in Kumasi, he gave the NDC a tall order, that John Mahama must bring integrity into the Presidency and the sharp teeth in the NDC must be removed but these conditions have not been fulfilled.”
The NPP General Secretary also advised Ghanaians not to be deceived by the perceived unity within the NDC following the death of former President John Evans Atta Mills.
By: Efua Idan Osam/Citifmonline.com/Ghana