MR. ABDULAI Djirakpo, a member of the communication team of the flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described the performance of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during its eight-year rule of Ghana as the worst ever in the country's political history.
He said the NDC therefore did not deserve to be given another chance to rule this country.
Mr. Djirakpo was speaking to DAILY GUIDE in an interview after he had addressed the Takoradi Polytechnic (T-Poly) Chapter of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TESCON) at the inauguration of its Ladies Club last Saturday.
According to him, the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) which metamorphosed into NDC, had ruled this country for 19 years and could have adopted prudent economic policies which would have improved the lot of the greater masses of Ghanaians considering the country's numerous natural resources, but it failed to do so.
He said the PNDC/NDC rather mismanaged the country's economy and amassed wealth for themselves to the detriment of the ordinary Ghanaian.
He emphasised that the NDC had never had the welfare of Ghanaians at heart, citing the introduction of the cash and carry system which according to him made it difficult for the people, particularly the poor, to access basic health care in the country.
He had therefore called on Ghanaians to be very careful about the NDC and not to give ears to its 'awam' “I care for you” message, in that the party was not good for Ghanaians and had nothing better to offer the people.
He pointed out that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was a winsome candidate and an experienced politician who had been at the forefront of the country's political struggle since the 1970s and was the best to send Ghanaians to the Promised Land.
The auditorium of T-Poly was filled to the brim and got electrified when the wife of Nana Addo-Dankwa, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who was the guest of honour, got to the hall.
Students of Nzema Hall of the institution stole the show as they sang her praises and interrupted her speech intermittently with shouts of “First lady, you are the most high”.
What added colour to the inauguration was the presence of the wives of all the 16 defeated presidential aspirants of the NPP.
In her address, Mrs. Akufo-Addo noted that the NPP had changed the face of leadership in the country by showing Ghanaians that political parties could rule in the interest of the people.
“We are beginning to restore the confidence of Ghanaians in political leadership and TESCON is crucial in this role by drumming home this message,” she said.
She prevailed upon the students to be practically-oriented in their various disciplines and study hard so that they could be active participants in the current global transformation.
Madam Angelina Baiden-Amissah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Shama, who inaugurated the T-Poly TESCON Ladies Club, urged NPP members nationwide to be conversant with the policies and programmes of the ruling party so as to be in a position to explain them to the people.
She noted that it was only by allowing the campaign message and other relevant governmental issues to go down well with the people that the party's chances of winning massively in the upcoming general elections would be enhanced.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi