Director of Communication of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoa has stated that the party’s manifesto contents forced the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to delay its manifesto in order to steal the NPP’s ideas (apor).
Addressing the press on Monday September 31 Buaben Asamoah said, “months before COVID-19 hit the world, John Mahama’s NDC set up a manifesto committee on a perilous journey to go and find out what Ghanaians want. After 16 years of NDC in the 28-year-old fourth Republic, which he has ruled in 6 years of those years and the final decision maker in Ghana, he is still struggling to find out what Ghanaians governance priorities are.
“On 1 July 2020, the whole world was told that candidate Mahama has received the people’s manifesto and he said he was going to launch in August but when the NPP announced August 22 to launch its manifesto, the whole world was told theirs will follow on the August 29 and then came the bomb.
He added, “our manifesto hit them so hard making them postpone to 31st August and as we speak we are not sure it will come on as announced again on the 7th September”, the Adentan MP said.
The NDC on Friday, 28 August 2020, announced it had postponed its manifesto launch to September 7, 2020.
According to them, “it is to enable the National Executive Committee and the Council of Elders approve the policy principles and strategies promised in the manifesto”, the party explained, adding: “The event will be held virtually, in accordance with the appropriate COVID-19 regulations. It will be streamed live on various media outlets throughout the country.”