The Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has described the manifesto of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a collection of deceit.
At a press conference held today August 24, 2020, by the party, the loquacious Sammy Gyamfi tagged the manifesto of the governing part as ‘419’ which needs to be rejected by all Ghanaians.
“In all humility, we will like to implore the good people of Ghana to dismiss this 419 NPP manifesto ab initio. This is because, President Akufo-Addo, his Vice Dr. Bawumia and the entire NPP establishment cannot be trusted to deliver on their promises,” he said.
Sammy Gyamfi continued by punching holes in the promises made by the NPP at the launch of the manifesto in Cape Coast on August 22 2020.
With the promise that had to do with the construction of airport and harbour in Cape Coast, Sammy Gyamfi said it is deceptive and a well-calculated attempt to court the attention of Ghanaians and to win votes.
“One thing that has made this grand deception more manifest is the 2020 manifesto promise of President Akufo-Addo to construct an ultramodern Airport at Cape Coast. In an interview on Cape Coast-based Atlantic FM on Friday, 21st August 2020 ahead of their manifesto launch, President Akufo Addo made the point that an airport in Cape Coast is not yet justified given the close proximity of Cape Coast to the Capital City of Accra and Takoradi both of which have airports. Yet, in less than 24 hours at the manifesto launch in Cape Coast, his Vice, Dr. Bawumia announced a promise to the people of Cape Coast that they will build an ultramodern airport and harbour for them if elected.”
“This begs the question as to what sort of feasibility [studies] was conducted on the Cape Coast Airport project between the time President Akufo Addo spoke on Atlantic FM and the manifesto launched. Just like this kneejerk deceptive promise, the entire 2020 manifesto of the NPP is a 419 promise intended for votes and not meant to be kept.”
The NDC communicator went on to state that the hope of Ghanaians has been reposed in John Mahama to win and deliver better policies and programmes that will ensure the progress of the citizenry.
“Majority of Ghanaians know that the John Mahama-led Rescue Mission is their only hope for the inclusive transformation, true progress we are all yearning for,” he noted.
The NDC has announced August 31, 2020, the date for their manifesto launch.