General News of Tue, 18 Apr 201710
NDC has lost credibility – Ernesto Yeboah
The suspended National Youth Organiser of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ernesto Yeboah, has said members of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are not making seasoned submissions on issues making news in the country.
According to him, in the last 100 days in opposition, the party has failed to demonstrate they can provide the kind of opposition Ghanaians need.
His comments come in the wake of comments by members of the NDC to pronouncements by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia with regards to the achievements of the NPP government in its first 100 days.
The vice-president mentioned that the government had recorded at least 103 achievements within its first 100 days in office.
He mentioned, among other things, the restoration of fiscal discipline and macro stability, re-profiling of Ghana’s public debt: USD2.25 billion sovereign bonds of up to 15 years at 19.75%; massive boost to Ghana’s gross international reserves from $6 billion to $8 billion as some of the achievements of the government in the past few days.
But these revelations have been challenged by members of the NDC. For instance, North Tongu Member of Parliament Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, responding to this in an interview on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Tuesday April 18, said the NPP’s achievements would not be complete without touching on the activities of vigilante groups including the Delta and Invincible Forces.
However, writing on these developments on his Facebook page, Mr Yeboah said: “The NDC is the only ‘paid’ opposition party in Ghana right now. If they want to be taken seriously, then they must offer qualitative and well-seasoned submissions on issues rather than such cheap-rated responses as we have seen throughout their 100 days in opposition.
“In any case, they have to understand that they have no credibility in the eyes of the ordinary electorate given that they represent no alternative in terms of policy to the now ruling NPP.”