Ghana’s election is fast approaching and integral members of NPP and NDC are trying so hard to win favour from the electorates by tainting the reputation of the respective flagbearers.
Although Kennedy Agyapong and Abronye DC have been doing all the dirty jobs for NPP, from nowhere, Ghana’s Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has dropped another bombshell.
According to Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, if Mr. Mahama’s track records are anything to go by, he cannot be trusted in fulfilling the National Democratic Congress’ manifesto promises.
“I think that the question of manifestos and promises must be looked at very simply from two perspectives. First of all, the credibility of the promises that are being made and then secondly how. When you take the credibility, the good thing is that for the first time the two persons who are the frontrunners in this election have both had the opportunity to occupy the office of President.
“So, in looking at the credibility of the promises they are making, one ought to first look at their track records when they were in office and their positions on some of the matters they are speaking to today. This will help anybody who wants to do an analysis to understand whether or not you can take any of these promises as credible,” he said.
His comments come at the back of the NDC’s 2020 manifesto launch that took place on Monday. Dubbed, the “People’s Manifesto: Jobs, Prosperity and more”, the 143 paged document provides Mr. Mahama and the NDC an opportunity to be reelected into power on December 7, 2020.
However, Mr. Nkrumah stressed that the levels of mismanagement under the former President does not provide the NDC and its flagbearer an opportunity to govern the country after December.
“If you have somebody who during his period run down the Ghanaian economy, went to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout and as a result could not employ young people when they were graduating from school. You recall the graduate unemployment associations that were formed. You recall the cancellation of allowances because of economic crisis and the argument that even if they will vote against us they should vote against us. And today this person comes back and says that he is going to create one million jobs. Does it sound to anybody like a credible promise?” he added.