The biggest opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the President’s response to comments made by the General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet, at the 8th National Delegates’ Congress of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Saturday as ‘wicked.’
Mr. Greenstreet, in his goodwill speech to the NDC in Kumasi, launched a tirade against the governing party, saying that Ghanaians are yet to experience the Better Ghana Agenda they had promised since they took over power in 2008.
“Apparently nobody, I mean nobody is seeing your better Ghana agenda. Continuous dumsor, dumsor. Corruption from top to bottom, left right inside out and all the challenges you are facing is suffocating the Ghanaian people,” he said.
[contextly_sidebar id=”VK8SqYcE5xrJ7PYuB9MVC5jf3ta8Iw8e”]Mr. Greenstreet added: “The most painful thing of all is that you don’t care ‘Yoo’ NDC continue, we are watching you, Ghana is watching you. Do what you want to do , we also know what we will come and do.”
The President, in an apparent response to the comments made by the General Secretary of the CPP, said Mr. Greenstreet was suffering from “incurable selective myopia” and couldn’t see the the country’s bright future prospects.
A presidential staffer, Sam George, has been widely critcised for his response to Greenstreet of Facebook, which many feel was a slight on his disabilty.
Mr. George has since apologised to all those he has offended but has stopped short of retracting the comments he made, leading to the Federation of the disabled describing his comments as “insincere.”
The NPP, however, has labelled comments by several members of the NDC who were displeased by Greenstreet’s comments, including the president and Sam George, as disturbing.
In a statement signed by the Communications Director of the NPP, Nana Akomea, the party said: “We are disturbed by the terrible insults heaped on the General Secretary of the CPP, Ivor GreenStreet, in the aftermath of his solidarity message to the conference.
“He has been told he needs to ‘elevate’ himself, a direct reference to his disability, which makes him wheelchair bound. He has also been told he needed psychiatric help. He has also been accused of possession by demons.”
The statement added: “The questions for us are as follows; does one need an elevator to see ‘dumsor-dumsor’ or the calamitous fall in the value of the cedi? Does one need to stand on ones’ feet to see the horrible hardship that Ghanaians are in today or the unspeakable corruption around us.
“The wicked cut of all to Mr. Greenstreet came from the President himself. Even though the President said he was exercising restraint on the matter, he diagnosed Mr. Greestreet as suffering from “incurable selective myopia”; that Mr. Greenstreet was motivated by partisan quest to win power, that he was wearing politically tainted lenses that made him difficult to see reality.”
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana