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By Samuel Mensah
Francis Addai Nimoh, a stalwart of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has heavily descended on President Nana Akufo-Addo describing his performance in government as very abysmal.
According to the former New Patriotic Party member of parliament for Mampong in the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo has disappointed many party supporters because of his record so far as president.
Speaking in an interview with Accra based Adom TV, Mr. Nimoh noted that prior to winning political power, Akufo-Addo made lots of promises all of which have turned out to be a mirage.
When asked about how the country is being governed, Mr. Addai Nimoh said Akufo-Addo’s performance so far is poor.
“Should Akufo-Addo decide to contest for the post of a polling station youth organizer in the NPP, he won’t win because his performance is very poor”, he said in the interview aired on Adom TV last Saturday.
The former lawmaker also lamented what he said is intimidation and growing culture of silence in the NPP under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo especially in the attempt to contest some incumbent members of parliament on the party’s ticket.
This worrying phenomenon, Mr. Addai Nimoh who was a former New Patriotic Party presidential aspirant pointed out was brought to the attention of both the NPP National Chairman, Mr. Freddie Blay and also the General Secretary John Boadu by himself, but nothing has so far been done about it.
Meanwhile, Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central has accused the national executives of the NPP of lacking the courage to put the government in check.
According to him, the executives have shirked their responsibility of ensuring that appointees of the Akufo-Addo government behave in tandem with the party’s principles.
He warned that the party delegates will be compelled to vote out the executives if they do not ensure that government policies benefit the party.
“The national executives should be able to keep the government in check but they are all cowards. You are cowards that is why we have this kind of blames. If you are not bold to straighten the government, we will remove you. I’m telling you today. They can bring Jesus Christ, if we don’t see any change in government that will help the party, we will remove you,” he said.
Kenndy Agyapong also commended the party’s executives for taking the initiative to tour parts of the country to engage the party’s grassroots.
He however charged them to focus their engagements on apologizing to the party’s grassroots over some mistakes committed in the first term of the Akufo-Addo administration.
“It’s in order that the national executives are going round and thanking the grassroots but they should educate the supporters and apologise to them over anything that went bad in the first four years of the Akufo-Addo government. They should accept mistake and apologise else it will cost us in 2024.
“They should go and apologise on behalf of government that certain things went wrong. To be a leader, you should be able to admit and accept the mistake and correct them,” he said.
He was worried that instead of focusing on the party, the executives are pushing their own agenda.
“It looks as if our individual ambitions are covering everything and we are making it seem like normal and its very dangerous,” he said.