The flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has chided President John Dramani Mahama and the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP,) Nana Akufo Addo for the ‘children politics’ being engaged in by the pair.
He sad the complaints from both President Mahama and Nana Addo were akin to two children who keep arguing because they believe the other one started it.
Dr. Nduom, in a Video News Release (VNR), was reacting to comments by the President who said that Nana Addo had started the personal attacks by calling him a thief first.
The President said in an interview on Good Evening Ghana: “For four years he [Akufo-Addo] has described me as incompetent, for four years he has described me as visionless, for four years he has described me as a thief.
“He says when he comes to power he won’t steal your money what does that mean? It means I am stealing Ghanaians’ money.
“I’m a politician and I know it’s an occupational hazard; sometimes to have your opponents vilify you so I don’t take it as anything.”
However, Nduom believes the personal feud was unnecessary and took attention away from the more important national issues.
“Akufo Addo talked about Mahama insulting him… calling him a dictator, Mahama said Akuffo Addo called him a thief… incompetent. What is presidential about this? When they are done with this, they will go and say this is just politics. Is that the kind of politics we need?”
…Have we forgotten about dumsor, unemployment, lack of potable water, people who are suffering from cholera and malaria?”
Nduom described as hypocritical, the personal attacks by both candidates despite several promises to focus on the issues in the elections
He assured Ghanaians that he was above such “petty politics” and that he was focusing on the issues that were important to the people and which would bring development to the country.
He urged Ghanaians to vote for the PPP in the upcoming elections as his party was the best option to ensure a turnaround in the country’s economic fortunes.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana