The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has revealed that the party is planning to serve more than 50 years or more, in turn, breaking the 8 year-term cycle.
According to the Pulse.com.gh report, he stated that the ruling government has an agenda to remain in power for as long as possible in order for the country to achieve its development goals.
Mr Boadu contends that achieving this goal is best for the country because the alternative party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is incapable of governing the country.
In an exclusive interview with Kwame Tanko on Kumasi-based Angel FM, he said, “The “Breaking the 8 agenda” advocated by some party members is a good call, but the best is for the party to remain in power for a longer period so that they do not have to be afraid of losing power every 4 years.”
On how the party could democratically stay in power indefinitely, he said it is incumbent on the rank and file to support the current government of President Akufo-Addo in achieving its ambitious agenda, which will serve as a blueprint for whoever becomes the party’s flag bearer in 2024.
He cited the Communist Party of China and the CDU of Germany as examples of parties that have managed their countries to succeed through prudent governance by gaining the confidence of the people to remain in power successively.
He claimed that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which is currently the only option for Ghanaians to replace the NPP, has no expertise in running the country and only seeks to benefit personally from the state’s largesse.
Former President John Mahama has also been chastised by a Deputy Minister of Finance, John Kumah, for claiming that the Ghanaian economy is in trouble.
He claims that the current administration is in far better shape than the power-crisis-plagued one that preceded it.
“We are surprised to hear that His Excellency the former president wants us to believe that the Dumsor economy, which he left, was better than the free education economy we are enjoying today, even in the midst of Covid,” he said in a statement.
I disagree with him on this point because, as you can see, Covid is not a problem in Ghana.”
“It is a global, universal issue. In fact, America, the country that everyone thought had the ability to contain Covid, needed to create approximately $1.9 trillion just to shore up the economy. “When all G20 countries are combined, they have borrowed $77 trillion to keep their economies afloat. So, anyone who claims that Covid is not to blame for our problems is clearly unwilling to accept the realities of where the world is now.”