If Nana Addo, Mahama were schools, where would you have your son attend?John Jinapor quizzes
8/14/2012 11:00:45 PM -
John Jinapor, Spokesperson for Vice President John Mahama, says it is shocking to see the opposition NPP still hold on to what he describes as an old fashioned style of personality campaign which caused them dearly in the 2008 elections.
According to him, the NDC and the government thought their political opponent (NPP) would have adopted a better strategy this time round to win this year's elections than what they have started by focusing on the personality of president Mahama.
His comments come after the opposition NPP held a press conference on Tuesday describing president John Dramani Mahama and his administration as incompetent.
National Chairman of the NPP, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey said that President John Mahama led the Economic Advisory Team for more than 3½ years with now Vice President, Amissah Arthur, who was also in charge of Monetary Policy, as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana stressing that the team that failed to deliver on the most important thing promised Ghanaians are the same team who are in charge now.
The NPP asserted that president Mahama claims he was in the driving seat for the three and half years the NDC government has been in power because the late president Mills gave him more room to operate so all the failures of the late president must be shouldered by Mahama.
However, speaking on Asempa FM's current affairs programme Ekosii-Sen on Tuesday, John Jinapor said president Mahama never said he was at the forefront of the late president Mills led government in three and half years. 'President Mahama has never said anywhere that he was running the government led by president Mills. President Mahama was then the vice president so he cannot take charge of the government. These are some of the lies being perpetuated by the NPP over the years but Ghanaians are the best judges'.
'We thought the NPP will adopt better strategy this time round because it is the same they used in 2008 and never worked. They always focus on politics of personality and we will never buy into it because we have work to do as a government'.
Mr. John Jinapor stressed that the Mahama administration will focus on bread and butter issue and not waste its time on personality attacks.
He asserted that the scathing attack on the president by the NPP is to deliberately engage the NDC in politics of insults and rancor but the party and government are wild awake.
'The attack on president Mahama by the NPP is an attempt to let the NDC enter the gutter with them. We are focused on improving the lives of Ghanaians. NPP can never draw us into the gutters'.
He quizzed Ghanaians that if president Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo were secondary schools, which one will they prefer their children attend?'The 2012 election is a contest between president Mahama and Nana Addo so the NPP must prepare to face a fierce contest. I want to ask Ghanaians that if president Mahama and Nana Addo were secondary schools, which one will they prefer their wards enroll? Is it Mahama secondary school or Nana Addo secondary school? The answer is glaring'.