The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Ofosu Ampofo, says the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) John Boadu, lacks the moral authority to question the competence of ex-President John Mahama.
The NPP Chief Scribe addressing a recent press conference slammed ex-President John Mahama for mismanaging Ghana’s economy while he was in office and he adding should be the least person to comment on the economy as he was “worse” in handling it.
“Former President Mahama and Seth Terkper are on public record as being the worse duo to have ever been in charge of the Ghanaian economy at the same time,” Mr Boadu said.
“This pair is a dangerous pair, yet in their public forum on 6th September 2021, this pair sought to create the impression that they had the best of times running this Ghanaian economy,” he added.
“Unfortunately for them the facts shows otherwise. Much as John Mahama seek his re-election on a campaign platform of going back to the IMF, he attempts to confuse history by painting a rosy picture. He said he is somebody who loves history but he confuses history by attempting to paint a rosy picture of his disastrous management of the Ghanaian economy between 2012 and 2016.”
“His economy under Seth Terkper never recovered leading to unheard of taxation measures including putting taxes on condoms and cutlasses,” Mr Boadu said.
But addressing party supporters in Kumasi as part of Mr Mahama’s “Thank You Tour”, Mr Ofosu Ampofo said John Boadu whom he described as a failed General Secretary has no locus to insult or question ex-President Mahama competence.
“What I want to tell the NPP General Secretary John Boadu who’s suddenly had a penchant for wearing suits and addressing press conferences and insulting ex-President Mahama is that he was elected General Secretary when the NPP had 169 seats in Parliament. He has failed woefully to protect the 169 seats and it has today dropped to 137 seats. If we are talking about competency and who is able to manage, John Boadu should not come and compare himself to Mr Mahama.”
Mr Ofosu Ampofo added: “We went to the polls together and we are all witnesses to the logistics that the NPP deployed. We know the huge sums of monies the NPP spent during the elections and we also know all the things they shared to win votes. If you are a General Secretary and you are given all these things and you lose most of the seats you had and the NPP is using force to declare themselves the Majority in Parliament. How dare John Boadu to insult Mahama. I think that he has performed so abysmally that if it were to be the NDC, he would not have been given the chance or platform to be addressing press conference in the name of the party.”