The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has downplayed claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that trainee nurses are begging Mahama to return as Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.
In a statement issued and signed by the North East Regional Secretary of the NPP, Lawyer Sulley Sambian, he questioned what is there for nurses to beg incompetent Mahama for considering the fact he said he was prepared to scrap their allowances and lose power.
“How in the name of the devil, the NDC would stage-manage nurses clamouring for John Mahama’s coming back and apologizing for not supporting him in the 2016 elections beats ones’ mind”, he said.
According to him when Mahama got the opportunity, he abolished nursing trainee allowance and is on record to have said he would rather lose the 2016 elections than to restore the allowances.
“Only persons with warped logic would understand how nurses who are better off under this regime would request for the return of John Mahama who said he would prefer to lose the 2016 elections than restore nurses and teacher trainees allowances”, he stressed.
He also described moves by Mahama to win back support of trainee nurses as desperate in the wake of the inhumane treatment meted out to them by withdrawing their allowances which has since been restored by the current administration.
Taking a swipe at the torchbearer of the NDC over promises to fix the Ghanaian economy he said “It is sad how desperation for power can lead the NDC into making promises of fixing the economy. At least the record is there for Ghanaians to make an informed judgment. Was it not the same NDC that run to the IMF for a bailout? And was it not the NPP that took us out of the IMF? The NDC as an alternative is simply scary. The economy of Ghana under the management of the NPP is far better than the incompetent NDC”