I no longer participate in local politics because NPP is blind of its successes – Gabby Otchere-Darko

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A stalwart of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has disclosed that he has retired from domestic politics.

In an interview with Asaase Radio, the legal practitioner and cousin to President Akufo-Addo noted that this is due to the NPP’s inability to effectively communicate its achievements in recent years and the perceived failure of Ghanaians to recognize the government’s commendable efforts.

Mr Otchere-Darko acknowledged the substantial progress made by the Akufo-Addo-led government in navigating the challenging economic landscape between 2021 and 2022.

“I have retired from domestic politics. I get somehow frustrated by the narratives, and the big disappointment I have is with the governing New Patriotic Party itself, it is the lack of recognition of the work that they have done. For me, it’s a major disappointment…there is one thing we must admit, 2022 was extremely difficult, 2021 to 2022 was extremely difficult,” he said.

Despite facing severe economic challenges during this period, he highlighted that various policies implemented by the administration successfully prevented Ghanaians from enduring queues for essential products and services.

“You know when there are crises, there are people who benefit from crisis but I don’t know who benefitted from the crisis of 2022. The Banks suffered, retailers suffered, manufacturers suffered, I mean it was everywhere,” he added.


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