Mahama who was speaking at Bambilla on his four-day tour of the Northern region, termed Nana Addo’s victory dangerous, saying that he (Nana Addo) has zero tolerance for criticisms
President Mahama has warned Ghanaians against voting for New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate Nana Addo, in the coming elections; his reason being that he is a dictator. According to him, it is Nana Addo’s dictatorial nature that led to his party being divided.
Mahama who was speaking at Bambilla on his four-day tour of the Northern region, termed Nana Addo’s victory dangerous, saying he (Nana Addo) has zero tolerance for criticisms. Mahama explained that the NPP which is now divided into two as a result of its intolerant head, is not ready to rule Ghana.
Mahama pointed out that Nana Addo is only leading half of the party, and that the remaining half are just watching him “drive the bus down the hill,” as they cannot question his ways. The President told Bambilla residents that, Ghana needs a leader who can bring people together and not a dictator who acts independently.
One of Mahama’s reason for making the assertion, is said to be the NPP’s dismissal of some party principal officers for misconduct. It could be recalled that the NPP National Chairman Paul Afoko, was suspended indefinitely by the party over issues which have remained vague to the media. It would also be recalled that party members who contested the procedure used in suspending Afoko, were also suspended for misconduct. They included Gen. Secretary Kwabena Agyapong, and Second National Chairman Sammy Crabbe.
While Mahama and his party have described the NPP as intolerant of dissenting views, the NPP has maintained that its handling of Afoko’s case, only proved its competence and ability to govern. Nana Addo’s spokesperson Mustapha Hamid, who responded to the ruling party’s claims, said the NPP is a party that upholds its principle to the fullest, unlike the incumbent party.