At the NDC campaign launch held at Cape Coast Stadium, President Mahama frowned at the extreme adoption of verbal abuse inherent in the party
It is now clear that President Mahama has had enough of the criticisms hurled at him by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). During the National Democratic Congress (NDC) launch of the 2016 campaign, the President took out time to respond to the NPP’s criticisms against him.
According to Mahama, the NPP has won an “Olympic gold medal in insults” under the leadership of its flag bearer, Nana Akufo Addo. The President accused the NPP of having adopted the habit of using extreme verbal abuses, which in a way, has silenced the voices of reason in the opposition party.
The President pointed out that if such obnoxious habit is not addressed, it will have adverse effects on Ghana’s democracy in the nearest future. The NDC campaign launch was held at the Cape Coast Stadium with thousands of party loyalists present to show their support.
Addressing party supporters, Mahama shed light on the strategies his government would employ to curb the various challenges faced in the country. Both the President and high ranking party officials, took turns to extol the achievements of the NDC government at the launch. These achievements include the massive road networks across the country, the enviable image of the country in the comity of nations and improving condition of the power crisis.
Speaking on the achievements, Mahama reiterated his claims that the NPP constantly rubbishes his achievements, in their bid to tarnish the image of the ruling party. It could be recalled that after Mahama’s State of the Nation Address (SOTN), Nana Addo presented a counter address, trashing the achievements of the Mahama-led government.
Mahama further urged Ghanaians to condemn such acts by the opposition party, which is unhealthy for Ghana’s democracy.