The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned opposition New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for mocking the ruling party during his tour of the Eastern Region.
Akufo-Addo had told supporters during the tour that the NDC and President Mahama did not have a message ahead of planned November elections.
“Mahama says we in the NPP have no message. His message of ‘E dey be k3k3’ is one I will never put before the Ghanaian people. Is ‘E dey be k3k3' a message? What do you understand by ‘E dey be k3k3’? If this is the kind of message he wants from the NPP, he will never get it.”
He said on the other hand, the NPP’s message was about bringing jobs to the people of Ghana, reviving the economy and improving and diversifying agriculture.
The remarks did not sit well with the NDC who blasted Akufo-Addo in a statement signed by Baba Jamal Konneh, the Eastern Regional communications director of the party.
The statement criticised Akufo-Addo for behaving “like a student who is contesting for NUGS president”.
It said the NPP leader had not been bold to mention projects constructed under the erstwhile John Kufuor administration because the region was neglected by the NPP.
The NPP, it said, failed to build even one district hospital or a secondary school in the Eastern Region when it was in power.
The NDC added that the fear of losing the Asuogyaman, Aburi and Ofoase-Ayirebi parliamentary seats forced Akufo-Addo to the region, but that it was too late for the NPP to make an impact there.