General Secretary for the opposition NDC Asiedu Nketia says all efforts by the party is in line with calls by the President for Ghanaians to come together in order fight the common enemy which is COVID-19.
The National Democratic Congress since the country announced its first COVID-19 case has taken measures to ensure it meets government halfway in order to help in the fight against the deadly disease that has killed many across the globe.
The NDC inaugurated a COVID-19 Committee that diagnosed the health situation of the country in order to provide technical advice to the party’s flagbearer for onward direction to the government so that decisions can be made from them.
The former President and flagbearer of the NDC also distributed PPEs to various Regional Hospitals across the country to provide support for the frontline staff of the various health facilities as well as giving food to a number of households with the assistance of the traditional authorities.
There have been debates that the former President and his party embarked on the gesture so that Ghanaians will see their leader as a compassionate individual and also smooth their way to win votes ahead of 2020.
But reacting to these claims, General Secretary of the NDC said the gesture was in response to the President’s call on all Ghanaians to provide the needed support to the course of fighting the deadly virus which has swept many in other countries.
He noted that Akufo-Addo has always called on people to provide their support and that there is no problem if the opposition party also comes to the game to provide the needed support because they are also citizens and are heeding to the call of the leader of the country to provide support for the fight against the disease.
According to Asiedu Nketia, said until the President will say the common enemy is dead and therefore citizens can go back into things that will divide the country including electoral roll registration, Election 2020 and others, the support in the fight against the virus continues
“President Akufo-Addo says we should rally behind him to fight the common enemy which is coronavirus. So the NDC is focused on helping to support the government fight against COVID-19. All we are doing is geared towards the fight against COVID-19. What Ghanaians want to hear now is that we have finished the fight against COVID-19. We have taken government serious that is why we are working hard to provide our support.”
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020