Minority denounces Afenyo-Markin for attack on Mahama

Politics of Sunday April 21, 2024



Parliament of Ghana |  File photo Parliament of Ghana | File photo

The minority in Parliament has criticized their majority counterparts for asking Ghanaians to reject National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer John Mahama in the December 7 presidential election.

Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin, speaking to the media, rejected the label of failure placed on the Nana Addo administration by those within the opposition NDC.

The Effutu MP further warned Ghanaians against returning the NDC to power as the former President and flag bearer of the NDC has nothing new to offer.

“We have the NDC candidate who has had the opportunity to serve as Vice President and President. He has been vice president for three and a half years and president for about four and a half years.

“We know his track record. He’s the same person with the same old team coming to tell us they have something to offer, but we know their track record,” he told the media.

He further claimed that if Mahama secures victory in the elections, his one-term presidency would likely diminish any sense of urgency in governance as he would not contest for re-election.

“He only has one term, there will be no sense of urgency, and we dare say that government will be in crisis from day one because those party people will fight over who should be the next leader.

“Ghanaians need a stable government with focus. Dr. Bawumia offers a better future than John Mahama,” he added.

But speaking to Starr News, Deputy Minority Chief Whip and MP for Ada Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansa criticized the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for failing to uphold Ghana’s democratic principles in the Fourth Republic to uphold.

“Ghana has suffered from these deliberate actions by the government. This is the time for the NPP to apologize to Ghanaians for its abysmal failure. This is not the time to compare. They should bow their heads in shame. How can we buy fuel at 63 Cedis per gallon.”

“They should leave it to Ghanaians to judge. Ghanaians are the best judges,” she added.