NPP challenges Amissah Arthur to a possible face off with Dr. Bawumia, following the NPP VP hopeful’s lecture on the state of Ghana’s economy
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has challenged the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party to publicly contest Bawumia’s recent lecture on the state of the Ghanaian economy. The NPP has recently dared Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, to a challenge with its VP aspirant, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, following his recent lecture on the true state of the Ghanaian economy.
The ruling party was challenged by the NPP’s Policy Adviser for the 2016 elections, Boakye Agyarko. Mr. Agyarko threw the challenge to the Vice President while addressing a news conference on Monday, to respond to the promises in the NDC’s manifesto.
This challenge comes after the Vice President promised to respond to the untold lies promoted by Bawumia during his State of the Ghanaian Economy address. Dr. Bawumia on September 8, delivered a lecture on Ghana’s economy at the National Theatre in Accra. Bawumia lashed the present government in his lecture, arguing that the country’s economy has been built on straw because of the “recklessness” and “mismanagement” of the NDC.
Since his lecture, Amissah Arthur has been under pressure to respond to the issues raised by the NPP Veep hopeful. It had been reported that the Vice President was going to hold a counter-lecture to describe the true state of the economy.
But speaking at the official launch of the NDC manifesto, VP announced that he had been advised not to respond to Bawumia through a lecture, but do so on political platforms. Though VP pointed out once again that what Bawumia presented the economy to be, was based on lies, the NPP has maintained that the ruling party has not come out to counter his assertions with facts.
According to Mr. Boakye Agyarko:
“Nobody in the NDC has been able to come out to deny these facts that were put out by our Vice Presidential Candidate two weeks ago.”
As NPP challenges Amissah Arthur to a possible face off with its VP hopeful, Ghanaians are still waiting to hear what the NDC has to say to the arguments raised by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia concerning Ghana’s economy.