NOYONAA condemns Boakye-Gyan’s war statement

The Northern Youth for Nana Akufo-Addo (NOYONAA) has described the recent comments made by Major (Rtd) Kojo Boakye-Gyan, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as unfortunate and outrightly condemned his comments.

It expressed disappointment in a press statement that the NDC appeared silent in condemning the said comments.

     Major Boakye-Gjan in his comments on OKAY FM on Tuesday May, 12, 2020, said that the dismissal of Madam Charlotte Osei, the former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) was a political motivation by the current administration.

     He also mentioned that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) dismissed Madam Osei to beef up their numbers to simply win power as they had no confidence in their winning numbers.

     The retired Major also said what the current EC was doing now, could drive the country into a civil war and that if they wanted a war, they would get it.

 NOYONAA however, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Mr Abdul Rauf Napari and copied to the media at the weekend said: “We are in an election year and such comments if allowed has the potential of destroying the peace and democratic credentials Ghana has jealously build over the years.”

     The statement said it was a common knowledge that the NDC as a party lacked a message for Ghanaians and therefore, preparing themselves with all “diabolic and Machiavellian tactics” to secure electoral victory in the upcoming elections.

     It said the NDC had the penchant of using propaganda instead of data and facts to make their point.

     NOYONAA in the statement said: “To set the records straight, the current NPP government under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the 2016 general elections genuinely without any underhand dealings and by the grace of Almighty Allah will do same come December 7, 2020.”

     “The NPP won the 2016 elections because the party had a message and proved to Ghanaians their competence in managing not only the economy but also all other spheres of government”.

     The statement further stated that the incompetence of the NDC in managing the country’s economy took Ghana to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which brought a lot of hardship onto the ordinary Ghanaian.

     It further referred to the former regime ban on public sector recruitment and many other conditionalities by the IMF and the cancellation of Nurses and Teacher trainees allowances as the incompetence that led to the NDC electoral defeat, adding, “this is still fresh on the minds of Ghanaians who are not people with short memories”.

“The record of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia-led administration is unmatched and does not need any help to win the upcoming elections.”

     “The NPP government has built a strong economy with which for the first time in our history as a nation, the government have absorbed in full the cost of water supply to Ghanaians and lifeline consumers of electricity as well as a 50 per cent for all other consumers as a means to support Ghanaians in this era of COVID-19”, the statement said.

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