The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has ridiculed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accusing the latter of running out of campaign ideas ahead of the 2020 general election.
According to him, the opposition party has deliberately delayed in launching its party manifesto just so to take cues from the campaign message of the Akufo-Addo led administration.
The NDC had already announced that it will launch its manifesto in August but failed to announce an exact date for the exercise.
Addressing party members at the official launch of the NPP manifesto at Cape Coast in the Central Region today, Saturday, August 22, 2020, John Boadu jabbed the NDC saying it is free to copy from the NPP policy document after it is outdoored.
“They announced two months ago that their manifesto is ready, but they have not been able to launch it. Obviously, they are waiting for us to launch our manifesto so they can copy as usual, since they have no original ideas. Well, we have launched ours so they are free to copy, he stated.
John Boadu also indicated the manifesto is an embodiment of progress and prosperity and promises for the Ghanaian people.
“We are here to witness the unveiling of the document that will see to the consolidation of the gains made in the unprecedented national digitization agenda of this government; the gains made in the provision of value for money infrastructure for all not just for the big cities; the gains made in the One District One Factory; the gains made in the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative”, the General Secretary added.
Give us four more to do more
On his part, National Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay has also asked Ghanaians to renew the mandate of the party on December 7, 2020.
He says, the party has more to offer Ghanaians and the extension of its mandate will be in the right direction because they have been able to improve the country’s ailing economy in less than four years.
To him, giving the NPP another four years in office will be a positive move in further safeguarding the future on Ghana.
“Within the three and a half years, we have kept our faith with the people of Ghana to a very great extent. We have fulfilled our promises largely and this is evident all over the country, and it could be seen in the extent that the economy has been repaired in spite of its mercy state we found it.”
Touching on the manifesto dubbed “Leadership of Service” Mr. Blay said the document has been put together with the interest of Ghana in mind.
“[The 2020 manifesto] is an indication of what NPP was in 2016 and is now and will be in the future, tackling the economy and advancing good governance for all of us. We are therefore asking people in this country that come December 7, based on what we say we will offer, take us seriously, vote for us again and we will deliver,” he added.