“Nana Addo’s biggest problem is the people he has appointed to talk for him. Since his election as the flagbearer of the NPP, he has been going on a goofing spree; he goofs at any given opportunity,” claims a member of the Communication Team of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Peter Boamah Otukonor believes the same people who hold brief for Nana Addo are the very people who are drawing him back and hindering his progress. He opines that the NPP flagbearer’s credibility had come under some intense scrutiny quite lately yet his spokespersons have been largely ineffective in dealing with the situation and have rather constantly fuel the negative public perception about their leader.
Speaking on AsempaFM, the NDCs Communication Team member further stated that a greater part of the credibility crisis the NPP flagbearer is contending with are the handiwork of some group of people within the party who do not have his best interest at heart.
“Members of the NPP party themselves do not believe and trust that Nana Addo will be a good president, hence they have been giving him bad counsel…We all know that Nana Addo’s credibility is questionable so people like Nana Akomea, Sir John and Nana Asante Bediatuo have stopped defending him. Asante Bediatuo who was the last person to defend Nana Addo has also stopped defending him; the reason is that they don’t wish him well. Deep within themselves, they don’t wish him well and they know he is not a winnable candidate,” he said.
To him, the inconsistency in responses provided by members of the NPPs communication team and lack of coordination from party spokespersons clearly indicate how divided the party is.
He also slammed Nana Addo for his recent remark that political tension has heightened in Ghana because of the discovery of oil in large quantities.
The NPP flagbearer, who was at the Africa Conference in Germany this week, is reported to have stated that the stake of power in Ghana has been heightened due to the discovery of oil in commercial quantities. Nana Akufo-Addo, who was delivering a speech on the topic “Africa’s role model, Democracy and elections in Ghana”, added that any of the presidential candidates who emerges winner in next year’s elections would have a lot to grapple with in addressing the problems of the state because of the heightened expectations of the people.
But Otukonor believes Nana Addo only wants to win the 2012 general elections so he can control the country’s oil and use the revenue accrued from the sale of the oil to enrich himself.
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