Arrogance of power will send us back into opposition – Sammy Awuku
The National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammy Awuku has cautioned future appointees in President-elect Akufo Addo’s government which comes into power begining January 7, 2017 to eschew acts of arrogance lest they incur the wrath of Ghanaians.
According to him, it is apprarantly clear that the Ghanaian electorate has taken a decision to punish any government whose officials lord it over them as they demonstrated by voting out the ruling NDC government in the December 7 general elections.
The NDC lost the general polls, both Presidential and Parliamentary in an election that the party was so confident of winning, due to the massive infrastructural development carried out by President John Mahama in his first term of office.
On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, declared the NPP’s presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo winner and President-elect of the Republic of Ghana.
The opposition leader polled 5,716, 026 votes to beat the incumbent President John Dramani Mahama who garnered 4,713,277 votes out of the 10,615,361 valid votes cast, which were votes from 271 out of 275 constituencies
Speaking on Peace FM, Sammy Awuku stated that the NPP risks going back into opposition after only one term of Akufo Addo’s government if arrogance drives the actions of his appointees.
“Let’s learn a lesson from the arrogance of the NDC appointees for which they were punished during the elections. NPP should be modest even in government, Ghanaians have taken a decision that inspite of the amount of developmental projects a particular government carries out, if appointees in that government exhibit signs and acts of arrogance, that party is voted out of power. That is a very good decision adopted, they know that the power belongs to them and can take back power at any given time.”