Chief Executive Officer for Public Sector Reform at the Office of the Senior Minister, Thomas Kusi Boafo has called out the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as being unserious and “not ready” for victory in the 2020 general elections, having John Dramani Mahama as its presidential candidate.
He says the opposition party being fully aware of its unpreparedness for the election has made the Electoral Commission an easy target for criticism and vile propaganda to make the elections management body look bad in the eyes of the voting public by attacking every single move it makes towards the successful organization of the poll in December.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Wontumi TV monitored by MyNewsGh.com on Monday, Kusi Boafo said, “the NDC is not ready to win an election in 2020; yes they are not ready and they are not serious so they only recycle press conferences on the Electoral Commission; but what they need now is a manifesto and press conferences to sell it to Ghanaians, like Nana Addo did over a period of eight years before Ghanaians bought into his ideas”.
He said the NDC knows they will lose the election and so they are not battle ready; “it will be the most difficult and the greatest miracle in the world should they win; they don’t even have a running mate”.
He likened the presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama and the non existence of his running mate barely six months to the general elections to be as “useless” as a tractor without a trailer or a harrow.
“The running mate is like the harrow mounted on a tractor or the trailer that carries the load; if you disembark the trailer, the tractor is useless and only good for making noise and wasting fuel; so the tractor is the flag bearer, and the trailer is the running mate; now the tractor has been running around for a whole year without a trailer, so the tractor is a waste”.
The National Democratic Congress, is yet to name a running mate to its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama with only six months to the general elections; it has also not launched a manifesto.
The candidate however says he is not “late at all” and is clear on who to choose as his partner but “in the midst of COVID, what is the use of naming a running mate when you can’t outdoor the person and all? But let me assure you I have a fair idea who will partner me and for the elections after the necessary consultations with the national executives and council of elders are done.
“I can assure you that he will make significant contributions to the development of our nation,” he said in a Digital Conversation on Health Care and Infrastructure early this month.
Source:MyNewsGh.com/Teddy Brown Onimbede/2020