NDC Not The Alternative – Kofi Tontoh
Ghanaians are looking for a credible and well-organized opposition party to position itself for power but the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not made itself as such, a member of the communications team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kofi Tontoh, has said.
He stated that the way the NDC and its Minority Leadership in Parliament have conducted themselves does not make them fit as a credible alternative.
Contributing to a discussion on the approval of the ministerial nominees on TV3’s Big Issue on Monday, March 27, Kofi Tontoh said “The NDC has not positioned itself as a credible alternative.”
He further commended the NDC Members of Parliament who voted to approve the ministerial nominees.
But responding to him on the same show, a member of the NDC and a private legal practitioner Godwin Edudzi Tameklo said “Ghanaians made the generational mistake for voting for this useless government.
“This is the most resourced government but what do they have to show for? They are in China begging for debt forgiveness.”
Meanwhile, the NDC has also condemned the decision by some of its MPs to throw principle to the wind and pursue their parochial interest by voting for the ministerial nominees.
The party said the action of these renegade MPs only betrays the express will of the NDC and “constitutes a massive stab in the back of the good people of Ghana”.
The party said members, particularly leadership of the Caucus, who stayed true to the principles of the party must be highly commended.
“We will stop at nothing to identify them and publicly laud them in due course,” said a statement issued by the General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey.
“Their loyalty and patriotism will not be forgotten.”
The party said irrespective of the “betrayal”, it continues to join forces with the millions of its supporters, and indeed Ghanaians, who are not happy with the bloated government of Akufo-Addo-Bawumia.
“Undoubtedly, our country currently faces the biggest economic meltdown in living memory,” it said.
“It is therefore unpardonable for any person, not to talk of a Member of Parliament who believes in the ideals of the NDC, to lend support to the ongoing recklessness by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government.”