Director of Communications at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho, has slammed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for playing on the emotions of Ghanaians by the use of infants in their campaign commercials and painting a false picture to the whole world that parents are suffering and finding it difficult to foot the education bills of their wards.
Mr Anyidoho said, prior to the 2000 General Elections, the NPP aired adverts that inaccurately portrayed to the electorate that the country was under “oppression and depression”.
After the successful orchestration of this campaign, he said, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor won the elections but failed to alleviate the suffering of Ghanaians.
“At the end of the day, he left Ghana a home of cocaine, a home of “sakawa” (internet fraud), a home of 419. He started with zero tolerance, in the middle of the journey, he turned round and tells us that corruption started from Adam…he sets up an Office of Accountability in the Castle, and he has the audacity to tell you and I that the office was set up to call people who are found to be culpable and tell them that “hey! Do this and that…because they won’t come out to embarrass the party and the government. So did Kufuor make Ghana a happy home when Ghanaians were crying that they didn’t have money in their pockets?…what did he tell them…that it is only lazy people who don’t have money in their pockets…Tell me, did Kufour save Ghana from oppression and suppression?,” Mr. Anyidoho quizzed.
Speaking in an interview on Larterbiokorshie-based Radio Gold, he accused the NPP and its flabearer of deploying campaign methods similar to the one used by then Candidate Kufuor just to “hoodwink” Ghanaians.
Whiles scoffing at the campaign strategy as a “moribund” and “outdated” one which “has outlived its usefulness”, the Communications Director at the Presidency described Nana Addo’s campaign team as lacking creativity, and a bunch of people who have “run out of ideas” and “hit a dead end”.
“So suddenly Nana Akufo Addo, his team have into the studios, gone and packed this same children again and the children are singing and saying “oh Nana…free education…oh Nana, free education…Nana Akufo Addo”, please put your house in order and come again. Your attempt to hoodwink and bamboozle Ghanaians with these infants and trying to get to the Castle through the back door will not work. Jake, Oboshie Sai and co should find another strategy. This moribund, outdated…strategy of yours has outlived its usefulness”, Koku Anyidoho posited.