Your dummy-politics will soon expose your lies – Omane Boamah ‘bashes’ Akufo-Addo
Former Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to quit playing ‘dummy-politics’ with Ghanaians and be forthcoming with the truths or risk being exposed in a rather disgraceful way.
According to him, the President appears to have resorted to fabricating non-facts just so he can defame his opponents in whichever way he can, a path he says is rather deadly.
“It appears the President has adopted the strategy of erecting his own dummies, shooting them down to wild applause to claim success. Such dummy-politics only expose you in the long run”.
His comments come on the back of recent suggestions by President Akufo-Addo to the effect that the Former President, John Mahama had lied about his infrastructural achievements in various parts of the country during his reign in office.
The President, who was addressing Upper West Regional House of Chiefs when they paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee house Tuesday May 7 noted that complaints have consistently reached his quarters about the devastating state of most of the country’s roads.
“Roads are my biggest burden in Ghana”, he stated.
Adding, “Before I came here, I was told by my biggest competitor that they have done all the roads in Ghana and that they are responsible for an unprecedented infrastructural development, every where I go, I do not think there is any authority institution that has talked to me and has not raised the issue about the roads in their area as their principal concern,”
“It is not good for us as politicians to be misleading the people. If you have not done something, don’t claim it. Don’t write it in your books and don’t make pronouncements on it,” he continued.
Mr. Omane Boamah in a statement Thursday however ‘rubbished’ the claims of the President, describing them as ‘untruths’.
According to him, The former President’s ‘GreenBook’ captured efforts the then government had made to resolve ‘some’ of the most intractable national problems in the country; it is therefore absurd he insists that the President will create the perception that the NDC touted themselves as having solved all infrastructural problems in the country.
“My emphasis is “some.” It is therefore, absolutely untenable for President Akufo-Addo to posit that by any stretch of one’s imagination the Mahama administration claimed to have addressed every infrastructure need of Ghana”.
He further urged President Akufo-Addo to pay heed and put in the necessary actions to deal with the infrastructural problems the country’s citizens are presenting to him and complaining about rather than continue in his ‘shameful’ pattern of peddling falshoods and blaming his competitors.
“Mr. President, the respected chiefs of the Upper West region have put a request before you. So, I urge you to take the bull by the horn. You are lucky to have been bequeathed a nearly completed Upper West Regional hospital and a partially worked on Wa airstrip infrastructure; so do the do. “Fix it!” As you once told President Atta Mills of blessed memory”, he said.
“A piece of advice. Mr. President, you are in your penultimate year in office; and your predecessor who is still your competitor truly delivered unprecedented infrastructure to Ghanaians. Therefore, if you are still blaming him, then you have to start writing your handing over notes earlier than expected because this blame game a year ahead of 2020 is recipe for your electoral defeat”, he concluded
Read the full statement below: