Acting Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay has described the State of the Nation’s Address delivered by President John Mahama as disappointing.
I’ve heard a lot of state of nation’s addresses; this for my perspective is the most disappointing State of Nation I’ve heard in the house, because there was more heat and very little substance,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.
President Mahama while delivering the State of Nation Address on Thursday, lauded several achievements his administration has recorded in education, politics, power, healthcare as well as in the economy. But the Acting Chairman of the NPP believes those achievements are rather ‘mediocre’.
…You’ve made roads here, build hospitals there, infrastructure here and so forth. Any government does that anyway; it is a sign of mediocrity. He need not come and tell everybody,” Freddie Blay added.
He lamented why the president spent little time on the economy but rather defended his stance on achievements he has chalked on corruption issues over the years.
Meanwhile, we are not expecting the opposition New Patriotic Party to sing the praises of the president, who is their direct opponent. Since the onset of electioneering, both NPP candidates for the 2016 elections and other members of the party have taken to incessant criticism of the president and the NDC at large. While some of the criticisms are clear truths, some others are done just to turn way the hearts of the people from the NDC to the NPP.
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