NPP must sit up because Mahama is working –Nyaho-Tamakloe assesses


Suspended founding member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe says President Mahama has provided ample evidence of working for the people of Ghana.

He has therefore charged his own party to retrace it steps else it is bound to fail in the forthcoming general elections.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused President John Mahama of abuse of incumbency citing the President’s ‘Accounting to the people tour’ as a campaign. The party says the President is deceiving the people of Ghana with the tour.

But Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe in an interview on 3FM’s Sunrise Morning show stated that President Mahama has so far proven to Ghanaians that he is indeed working since he embarked on the tour.

“Until quite recent all of us thought the NDC was sleeping and I’m being very frank with you until Mahama or Dramani started moving about then we got to know exactly that they are working and indeed they are working.

“We all see physically all the commissioning of projects, and we are seeing all these with our own eyes so you can’t tell me that they are not working because they are working.

“It is then that we are now awakened and know that we have to sit up and we can sit up and find an election when we have our house totally destroyed.”

Responding to criticism that the President has been on commissioning spree and neglecting other important assignments, Dr. Tamakloe gave a few examples of previous governments that did the same and says he sees nothing wrong with it.

“We have the colonial government where the governor and the governor general commissioned few projects.

“We’ve had Nkrumah who definitely commissioned few projects as well

“When we came into the civil setup that is after the overthrow of Nkrumah and we came into military rule, the generals were commissioning projects left, right and center.

“Then we had Liman era and before even Liman we had Busia and projects were being commissioned so I don’t see what is wrong if the President commissions projects.

“What I would say rather for my party is that we should rather focus on our own campaign as a political party and leave Dramani to do his thing.

“We should not forget that there is nowhere in the law or constitution of this country is stated that the President cannot commission projects”.


Story by Nana Afrane Asante | | Ghana

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