NPP can break 8-yr power jinx with its performance – Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information, has cautioned that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will succeed at breaking the eight years of political rule based on how well members interested to lead the party play their roles.

“The overall performance of the government in its second term will be key to breaking the eight and continuing to govern after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left the reins of government.

“The two most important issues which will determine who our flagbearer is will be how well this government performs and how well those who are interested function in their roles effectively and efficiently and if this administration does not perform well, nobody cares about your presidential ambition then we are all going down so you have to be interested in helping us perform well for you to handle your portfolio well,” Mr Nkrumah pointed out.

He explained that the president has had cause to remind persons interested in the flagbearership of the NPP to remain focus and steadfast to push the party’s agenda for the second term in office but he could not tell whether the president would sack ministers who did not give off their best due to divided attention.

Mr Nkrumah reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s calls for hundred percent commitment, dedication and determination to his agenda and averred that the country had not seen harder working president within the current age bracket of him who is even keener on executing his agenda despite winning re-election and thus not subject to another vote.

“This is a president whose agenda on his second term is clear cut, keen on executing it, I have never seen a harder working president even at this age, tell me a harder president who was working at this age literally crisscrossing the country, the president is in Kumasi to attend to business of the state, this is not a president who is relaxed after he has won a second term,” Mr Nkrumah touted.

Under the Fourth Republic, the late Jerry Rawlings of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), handed over to Agyekum Kufuor of the (NPP) in 2001, he handed over to the late Atta Mills in 2009 and John Mahama handed over to Nana Akufo-Addo in 2017. –

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