A member of the Government’s Communication Team, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, says he has no room in his heart to forgive flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo who he deems as an astute politician when he goes to town making “nonsensical arguments” and tagging President John Mahama and the ruling party as corrupt.
He bemoaned how the country’s democratic dispensation has paved way for seasoned politicians, including the likes of the NPP flagbearer to make “illogical” allegations.
To him, when an “uninformed party propagandist” engages in such level of discourse, that person can be forgiven, but not when the person making those spurious allegations is aspiring for the highest office of the land.
“It is bad enough when party propagandist, uninformed party propagandist engage in illogical, bizarre…nonsensical arguments…you can forgive that. But when the leader of a party, somebody you expect to exude substance, somebody who wants to lead this country and occupy the highest position of this land lends himself to that thinking, it makes me regret this democratic dispensation that we are in,” the NDC communicator noted.
Kwakye Ofosu’s caustic remarks were borne out of earlier assertions by the NPP leader who said he has a clean record when it comes to corruption, has doubts about President Mahama’s ability to deal with the canker and that the current government was making corruption an attractive venture.
At a public speech he delivered at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology last week, Nana Addo posited that the sitting president is involved in the “two most controversial international transactions that he led” and highlighted the failed STX Housing Project with the South Korean company and the purchase of the Embraer 190 jet.
But Felix Kwakye considers Nana Addo’s pronouncement as not only “outrageous” but one that “defies logic”.
“How can you tell me that merely because an agreement with a Korean company to construct houses fails, President Mahama is corrupt?” he asked.
Speaking on News File on Joy FM, the Oil and Gas Expert stated that if the arguments raised by Nana Addo were anything to go by, then he (Ofosu-Kwakye) can boldly beat his chest and say that the NPP is the most “corrupt” political party in Ghana’s history.
“If the NPP says a loan agreement or even any transaction at all, fallen through, was the evidence of corruption, then they are the most corrupt government in the nation’s history. Because I know that on two occasions they tried to access loans that didn’t come…in any event, let Nana Akufo-Addo tell the people of Ghana how the mere fallen through of a deal represent corruption?” Ofosu-Kwakye quizzed.