Former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejisu Mr. Afrifa Yamoah Ponko has cautioned his fellow party members not to dwell on the abysmal performance of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo because that does not guarantee their victory over the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 general elections.
“Let me send this warning to my fellow party members, Akufo-Addo’s lies and abysmal performance does not mean when you (NDC) go to elections you are going to win. That is not true, it doesn’t work like that”, Mr. Afrifa Yamoah Ponko warned on Pure FM Kumasi.
He urged the NDC to rather focus on working hard, get hard-working people and communicate well their message for Ghanaians to understand which would help them in their quest for victory.
The major opposition party in the country in both the 2016 and 2020 general elections lost to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in both elections.
Some contributory factors for their loss especially in 2016 were corruption and mismanagement of the country’s economy which hitherto became a campaign tool of the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Six years on after President Akufo- Addo took power, critics and citizens accused him of the same mistakes the NDC did back in 2016.
Political analysts and social commentators say Akufo-Addo’s regime is characterized by hardship and worst corruption compared to the regime of his predecessor
Food and fuel prices are skyrocketing amidst the depreciation of the cedi against major foreign currencies
But Mr. Yamoah Ponkor speaking to Kwame Adinkra on the Pure Morning Drive insisted that his party needs competent people to lead them to victory against the NPP.
“We need men, people who can talk to make the party visible so that, they will bring the NDC and John Dramani Mahama back to power to bring the country to the right path”, he insisted.