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07.09.2004 NPP News

NPP in state of confusion - Ofosu Ampofo charges

By Chronicle

THE NATIONAL organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa Mr.Ofosu Ampofo, has described the New Patriotic Party as a party that is at the moment in a state of confusion.

According to him, presently, at the least instance such as elections in the primaries, members of the party either take up arms against each other or resort to juju to settle their differences. Besides, the party had woefully failed Ghanaians because the slogan, positive change in the manifesto it promised to follow had not been fulfilled and now the party was thinking of launching a new manifesto without doing what they had promised to do in their previous one.

Speaking at a ceremony over the weekend in the Krowor constituency in Nungua, that served to jointly commission a new party office, as well as a fund raiser towards the elections, he said the positive change can only be seen and felt in the lifestyle and attitudes of President Kufuor and his cronies, whilst the rest of the population can only see that change by the numerous signboards dotted across the country that advertise this change. “Despite their promised commitment to upgrade the educational sector, Kufuor has shown insensitivity because students of polytechnics have been at home for four months without him intervening in their situation.”

The national organiser stated that for four years, the president had not done any thing about education yet now that it was only three months to the elections he had come out to say he was making changes in the educational sector, and was even making such serious statements without the recommendations of the committee set up to advise him; “How can a president commit such a blunder?”

“The educational sector is in a chaotic state, university students are complaining bitterly due to the cost sharing idea, a host of parents cannot afford the new fees and an even greater number are in a state of despair because, although their wards have passed and qualified to enter the university, the fees acts as deterrent. Voting the NPP into power was a mistake by the electorate.”

The Krowor constituency chairman, Mr. Stephen Akwetey appealed to members of the party to eschew all differences that caused division and rather come together as a joint force to unseat the NPP in December.

In an interview with The Chronicle, the chairman lamented about the mess the ruling party had caused.

He warned that nothing should be done to usurp the ongoing democratic process that exists in the country, and said, “ I hope and pray that those who intend to create confusion and chaos because they are afraid of losing in the coming elections, to do away with such ideas because there is only one Ghana and it belongs to all of us, so we must protect it, since if there is any trouble, it will affect all of us either directly or indirectly.”

Mr. Asiedu Nketia, popularly called Gen. Mosquito told the people that it was prudent of them to return to vote for the NDC because they had seen the failures of the NPP, and there was nothing wrong with one going back to take what one had left behind.

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