Nothing wrong with ‘try me theory’ - NPP
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has in a sharp reply to President John Mahama said governments must be tried before the populace can have confidence in them.
President Mahama has hit hard at main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo whose campaign message has been impregnated with appeals to the electorate to try him going into the 2016 elections on December 7.
“This year, try me too. Give me the chance to show you what I can do. Four years is not so far away. If I come and I don’t succeed, kick me out. God knows my heart and I can assure you that I won’t disappoint you. Progress and prosperity are what I am offering the people of Ghana,” Nana Addo once said.
Mahama noted Ghana has reached a point where experiments at the presidency cannot be condoned.
“...It is a very dangerous experiment, Ghana is not at the stage where we are experimenting leadership and so you can’t come and beg that we should try you. We are not in the era of experiments and trials, we are in the era of what is sure, we have seen this government, one of the major success of this government is peace and stability,” Mr. Mahama said in Bimbilla during his tour of the Northern region.
The spokesperson of Akufo-Addo, Mustapha Hamid feels Mahama is throwing dust in the eyes of the public.
“Mahama’s experience is what has put Ghana in this mess – high inflation rate, high food prices, among others. All the economic indicators he inherited have been left in a worse state so where is the experience?” Hamid asked on Accra-based Joy FM.
“Every time that people change governments it is a trial. When people voted for the NPP in 2000 they were trying the party and then when they changed over to the NDC they were trying them again. So when they changed again in 2017, it is a trial. What does he understand to try something?
“If you have a Benz car and you decide that I’m going to leave it and buy a Peugeot – you are trying it because you have experienced the Benz and you don’t want it,” Hamid, who doubles as a lecturer at the Department of Religion and Human Values of the University of Cape Coast, stressed.