Mr Governs Kwame Agbodza, MP for Adaklu on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as “inappropriate” the decision of the New Patriotic Party to declare President Akufo-Addo its candidate without an election or Congress even if he had no competitor.
The NPP last week said it accepted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the flag bearer of the party for Election 2020 and will declare him as the flag bearer of the party for the 2020 polls.
The General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu, announced this to the media after a National Council meeting of the party Wednesday night [June 3, 2020].
According to him, the National Vetting Committee of the party reported to the National Council that at the close of nomination, it was only President Akufo-Addo who had filed to contest as the flag bearer of the party.
Although the National Council accepted the report and in due time the President will be declared as the flag bearer by popular acclamation, Mr Agbodza said that was “not democracy”.
He was speaking on New Day on TV3 where he took the NPP to task for not showing they are real apostle of democracy as “they claim”. According to him, there should have been an election for the party to decide whether they are satisfied with the bad performance of Akufo-Addo. He said it was not too late for the party to “do the right thing”.
The NPP and the NDC have been trading accusations over who is most ready for the upcoming election. The NPP say the NDC has no running mate while the NDC says the NPP has no flagbearer for the 2020 poll.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020