NPP replies Mahama …over experiment comment

Mustapha HamidThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) has in a sharp reply to President John Mahama said governments must be tried before the populace can have confidence in them.

President Mahama has hit hard at the main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, whose campaign messages have been laced with appeals to the electorate to try him.

“This year, try me too. Give me the chance to show you what I can do. Four years is not so far away. If I come and I do not succeed, kick me out. God knows my heart and I can assure you that I will not disappoint you. Progress and prosperity are what I am offering the people of Ghana,” Nana Akufo-Addo recently told the electorate.

But President Mahama noted that the country has reached a point where experiments at the presidency cannot be condoned.

“It is a very dangerous experiment, Ghana is not at the stage where we are experimenting leadership and so you cannot come and beg that we should try you.

We are not in the era of experiments and trials, we are in the era of what is sure, we have seen this government, one of the major success of this government is peace and stability,” Pesident Mahama said at Bimbilla during his tour of the Northern Region.

But a spokesperson for Nana Akufo-Addo, Mustapha Hamid claimed President Mahama has been throwing dust into the eyes of the public.

“President Mahama’s experience is what has put Ghana in this mess – high inflation rate, high food prices, among others. All the economic indicators he inherited have been left in a worse state so where is the experience?” Mr. Hamid stated in an interview yesterday.

“Every time that people change governments it is a trial. When people voted for the NPP in 2000 they were trying the party and then when they changed over to the NDC they were trying them again. So when they changed again in 2017, it is a trial.”

He added: “If you have a Benz car and you decide that I am going to leave it and buy a Peugeot – you are trying it because you have experienced the Benz and you do not want it,” Mr. Hamid stressed.

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