Amissah-Arthur must work on his political deficiencies- Baako
9/22/2012 4:30:06 PM -
Editor-in Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has urged running mate for the ruling National Democratic Congress, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur to work on his political deficiencies, while campaigning for the December elections heats up.
Discussing the impact the Vice President is likely to make on the elections, having been named President John Dramani Mahama's running mate, on weekly News File programme on Joy FM and Joy News TV on Saturday Mr. Baako said, Mr. Amissah-Arthur lacked the "political body language" to woo voters to the NDC.
Even though Kweku Baako described the Vice President's competency as undoubted and his selection as a pair for President Mahama as a good choice, he said he (Amissah-Arthur) "needs to work hard" on his public appearance despite being a naturally shy and gentle person.
Suspended Deputy General Secretary for the NDC Kofi Adams who was also on the programme, said although Mr. Amissah-Arthur's choice may not contribute significantly to the NDC with regard to delivering more votes, his expertise will bring so much to bear on government.
He said however that, the value of Mr. Amissah-Arthurs expertise and competence will only be realized after the NDC wins the elections.
Meanwhile, a member of the NPP's Communications Team, Yaw Buaben Asamoah has downplayed selection of Amissah-Arthur having a major impact on their chances in the elections.
Mr. Buaben Asamoah said the Vice President was involved in many of the failed policies of the 'NDC 1 and 2' administrations, which resulted in the collapse of many state agencies as well as leading to job losses.
He said Mr. Amissah-Arthur being a part of the problems created by the NDC, 'cannot change anything'.
Story by Ghana/Myjoyonline.com/Jerry Tsatro Mordy