Mr Oppong-Nkrumah who is NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency in the Eastern Region, has challenged Mahama to admit his failed promises rather than making more of them.
On Thursday at the Inauguration of a community Day Senior High School at Kwaobaah Nyanoa in the Eastern Region, Mahama told Ghanaians to be patient with him and bear with the present challenges in the country because they are a price to be paid to actualize a better Ghana.
Encouraging them to grant him a second tenure, Mahama who had promised Ghanaians of the same things before his first tenure, also said that his second tenure was to fill the pockets of Ghanaians with money as that would be when they would reap the fruits of their sacrifices.
Adding also that his first four years as president was all about toiling and building infrastructures to ensure sustainability in all sectors of the economy. But NPP’s Oppong Nkrumah has not hesitated to shun all that Mahama had said. He said on Citi News to Ghanaians that Mahama should be held accountable for his failed promises. He urged the people not to be deceived by his new promises as he has already failed in many ways.
But the Deputy Minister of Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa rebuked Oppong for the things he said about Mahama. Ablakwa who is also MP for North Tongu said that Oppong is only new in the NPP politics and hence lacks accurate briefing on NPP’s escapades. He said he was only used as the party’s mouthpiece on that issue and that the NPP are also guilty of most of the things he (Oppong) said about Mahama.
The NPP is not confident of their record so they will put out Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah who doesn’t have baggage to talk about broken promises. He doesn’t know he is being used,” he said.
Mr Ablakwa who is member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) also said he could count up to 58 broken promises on NPP’s 2004 manifesto. He added that unlike the NPP, the NDC valued their promises, which is why Mahama is appealing to Ghanaians to bear with him.