Jake Obetsebi Lamptey is National Chairman of the NPP
Less than a week after the burial of the leader of the National Democratic Congress, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the main opposition New Patriotic Party has launched a scathing attack on new president John Dramani Mahama and his administration describing them as incompetent and representing “anxiety instead of hope.”
At a press conference held in Accra on Tuesday, the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey intimated that President John Mahama led the Economic Advisory Team for more than 3½ years with now Vice President, Amissah Arthur, in charge of Monetary Policy, as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana saying that “the team that failed to deliver on the most important thing in our lives, the economy, are the same team who are in charge now.
"President John Mahama and Vice President Amissah-Arthur are most responsible for the economic hardships that Ghanaians are suffering now.”
He further added that “they failed to manage the economy or deliver on the trust that President Mills had in them.
They failed the people of Ghana and cannot be trusted or expected to offer anything new.”
The press conference seems to have taken the campaign gear a notch higher as the demise of President Mills slowed it down for about three weeks.
According to Mr.
Obetsebi Lamptey “there is nothing new about the John Mahama-Amissah Arthur ticket.
They have spent the last three years presiding over PR gimmicks, vile propaganda and the depreciation of the cedi.”
He also described the president as indecisive adding that “Within this relatively short period of his Presidency, we in the NPP have cause to worry about the incompetence shown by President John Mahama.
"His penchant to take bad decisions without consulting the relevant stakeholders, as in his flawed decision to turn the Jubilee House into a presidential cemetery; his shocking explanation to foreign diplomats that had he chosen his vice presidential nominee earlier he would have been accused of “assassinating the president”.
"...his strange and rash decision to launch his campaign during President Mills’ one week funeral celebration; the indecision characterizing the choice of a burial place for the late President.
“His decision to break his own admonition to NDC communicators by being the first to throw insults at Ghanaians by describing the unnecessary debate that he himself generated over the choice of burial place as “useless”.
The NPP believes that there is nothing new about the Mahama / Amissah-Arthur ticket adding Ghanaians should not expect anything new from them adding “we believe, to the majority of Ghanaians, nothing has changed with the coming into office of Mahama-Amissah Arthur’s uninspiring caretaker team.”
By: Martin Asiedu-Dartey/Citifmonline.com