"The presidency is not about height" - NPP replies Nii Lantey

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has responded to comments made by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lantey Vanderpuije at the just ended campaign launch of the ruling NDC.

Nii Lantey Vanderpuije during his speech on the platform said “being a president is not about height, or how short you are. It is not about the eyeglasses you were. Being a president is about the love you have for the people and realising what they need. It is about deciding to sacrifice yourself to make life better for all.”

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But in a sharp rebuttal, the deputy communications director of the NPP, Anthony Karbo in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM has chided the Odododidio lawmaker for his "irresponsible and discriminatory" comments. According to him the NDC’s desperation to cling to power was the reason behind the attack on the person of the NPP flagbearer.

The NDC government has failed to fulfil all of its ‘I care for you’ promises, and this is the reason why they will resort to denigrating people for how they have been created by their maker,” he said.

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Anthony Karbo further said that “this election is about the NDC record in office. These are people who came under the tag of I care for you. Ghanaian doctors are asking whether over the last eight years this government has shown whether they care for the doctors or not. Unemployed graduates will be wondering whether this government really cares for them, and the fact that the government is failing on all front”.

The country’s issues according to him have absolutely nothing to do with whether the president is tall or short.

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