The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has lashed out at former President John Agyekum Kufuor over assertions that his government gave the Volta region more attention than the ruling party.
President John Mahama recently accused the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of doing nothing during the tenure of Kufuor, but the opposition has jabbed the president over his claim.
The issue does not seem to be petering out as the NDC general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia wades into the raging topic, describing Kufuor as someone who is under pressure to impress his flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“I pity the former president Kufour, he’s under a lot of pressure to talk to please the flagbearer or risk being ignored, I don’t envy his situation at all because if he doesn’t talk they say he doesn’t like, Nana Addo, and now in his haste to say something to make Akufo-Ado happy he’s ended up messing himself up so I will leave it as such,” Nketia, who is popularly called ‘General Mosquito’ told Accra-based Okay FM.
Kufuor claimed the plight of Ghanaians have worsened since the NDC took over power in 2009. He argued that NDC has had the lion’s share of governing Ghana since 1992, excluding 11 years of military rule under Flt. Lt Jerry Rawlings.
He cited the $100m Keta Sea Defense project and accused the NDC government of squandering the money for it.
“We are not blowing our own trumpet, unlike NPP era when Ghanaians living abroad had the desire to come home and work this time it’s different; they don’t want to come home.
“When we got the chance, there was real development, not the kids’ movies NDC is showing to people now,” Kufuor said.