John Mahama predicts doom for NPP
12/19/2008 3:54:05 PM -
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) running mate, John Dramani Mahama, has noted that Ghanaians would surely vote out the NPP government come December 28, due to its bad policies. He said the NPP has taken Ghanaians for granted and continuously insult their intelligence, and that the masses are now poised to teach the party a lesson with their thumbs, through the ballot box on December 28, 2008.
John Mahama, the incumbent legislator for Bole Bamboi told a news conference in Accra yesterday that rumours being bandied around to the extent that the NDC has targeted top Ministers of the Gospel in the country were orchestrated by the NPP to whip up sentiments against both the NDC and its founder. According to him, contrary to attacks on the party, the NDC would not reply with any vengeance tone.
'I also wish to state that we do not have the time or the energy to waste in political witch-hunting as has been the specialization of our opponents over the last 8years.
This is not a political trend that we wish to continue to have in our body politic.'
John Mahama, who was supported by top party gurus, argued that this nation desperately needs leaders who are ready to unite the country and bring people together, but not those who wish to drive the nation further apart with arrogance, deceit, vengeance and vendetta.
The NDC vice Presidential candidate rubbished the assertions that a vote for Prof. Mills will be a vote for Jerry Rawlings. 'The next line of our opponents is the peddling of the persistent fallacy that a vote for Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, will mean a third unconstitutional term of office of former President Rawlings. The fact that the NPP continues to play this particular line of propaganda shows their general lack of respect for the intelligence of ordinary Ghanaians.
'We would wish to point out that it will be constitutionally impossible for a government headed by Prof. Mills to be controlled by former President Rawlings and this particular piece of propaganda flies in the face of demonstrated independence and tenacity of Prof. Mills. We will also say that Ghanaians should be given the chance to judge the success or otherwise of Prof. Mills' government by its actual performance relative to the NDC manifesto, and not by the doom-mongering of the failed NPP administration.
According to him, under the regime of Prof. Mills, both ex-President Rawlings and Mr. Kufuor will be treated with utmost respect and given all the courtesies that befit the nation's living former Presidents.
'To those who have taken it upon themselves to concoct and propagate these vicious rumours against our party and those who will aid and facilitate the spread of such rumours, we wish to remind them that the Bible enjoins us as Christians not to bear false witness against our neighbors'.
He said the NPP had dwelt on the praises of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and international visitors, instead of taking care of the welfare of Ghanaians who have the power of the thumb.
Responding to comments made by some NPP officials, especially Kwabena Adjei-Agyepong, he said just after the Chairman of the Electoral Commission announced the results of the December 7th elections, Mr. Kwabena Agyapong hinted that his party would do everything to win the run-off.
'We know that many strange things happen in the business of politics, and maybe the recent events that are unfolding should not have come as much of a surprise to us,' he stressed. According to the outgoing Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi, they were not perturbed by the provocative and insulting statements that had been thrown at them and have remained focused on waging a clean and dignified issue campaign.
'In the event that the good people of Ghana choose to vote for the NDC in the run-off, we will be the prime movers of the leadership team of the NDC and believe in the need for moderation, decency, honesty and integrity in the politics and governance of this country. I also wish to state that we do not have the time or energy to wage political witch-hunting as has been the specialization of our opponents in the last eight years,' he maintained.