The National Organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has debunked claims made by the presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that President John Mahama has been ‘stealing’ his ideas.
According to Mr. Adams, Nana Akufo-Addo has no meaningful ideas worthy of ‘stealing’ ever since he joined politics.
Nana Akufo-Addo speaking at a fundraising event in Hartford, United States of America, said President Mahama kept ‘stealing’ his ideas, and has therefore, decided to keep his plans for revitalising the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to himself, until at the appropriate time.
“I dare not say them in public, because if I do, tomorrow, President Mahama will take them as his own; every time I open my mouth to say something, the next day he parrots it.
“So, I have to be careful,” the three-time presidential nominee of the NPP said.
But Mr. Adams maintained in an interview that every idea Nana Akufo-Addo has ever mentioned in public were either captured in the Constitution or were already done in the country.
“In any case, it is not true that President Mahama is ‘stealing’ Nana Akufo-Addo’s ideas. This is because he has no ideas useful for us to work with; whatever he claims to be his ideas are captured in the Constitution or are being implemented by the President already. Whatever he claims are plagiarism of the highest order,” he explained.
He insisted that Nana Akufo-Addo has nothing to offer Ghanaians in terms of policies; thus Nana Akufo-Addo’s records show that he does not think of Ghanaians as he is refusing to come out clear on how he is going to implement his one district, one factory policy.
He maintained that Nana Akufo-Addo’s posture leading to the 2016 general election is dangerous to the future of the country as he is not prepared to share his ideas with Ghanaians unless he is elected into power.