Two political giants, the incumbent National Democratic Congress [NDC] and the largest opposition party, New Patriotic Party [NPP] are both at each other’s neck of ‘shoplifting’ ideas from their various manifesto in the last elections.
The NPP ahead of 2016 presidential poll are decelerating the process to officially launch their manifesto – after a strong accusation of “theft” by the NDC of their philosophies in their 2012 manifesto which was outdoor days before elections.
According to Peter Mac Manu, Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) they will wait until the NDC launches its manifesto before they will make theirs public.
But his claims have been heavily picked apart by the deputy General Secretary of the ruling NDC, Mr Koku Anyidoho in an interview on NEAT FM’s morning show dubbed ‘Ghana Montie’.
Koku who had earlier hinted the NDC’s manifesto is ready to be launched described NPP’s accusations as “childish” and “laughable”.
He quizzed that – “What good thing will the NDC copy from the NPP manifesto?” - adding that, “Are we going to copy how to pour acid on people? How to kill Voltarians and Gas? Are we going to learn the all-die be-die strategy or power at all cost? Are we going to copy the strategy to sack the EC boss from her post or the bad habit of insulting Police Officers? Are we going to copy from them how to train the youth in guns and bombs?”
According to him, the “lawlessness” in the NPP is nothing to be emulated by any political party in Ghana and overseas – “There’s nothing to copy from them.”
Giving insight of what the NDC manifesto will entail, Mr Anyidoho said – “We [NDC] have always had a policy on rural developments and we will maintain such policy for the people. The NDC is keen on developing other regions and we keep to our promise.”
“Ghanaians will not take the NPP serious for their childish behavior,” he told host Kwesi Aboagye on NEAT FM.