A Policy Analyst of the People’s National Convention(PNC), Atik Mohammed, has accused the flagbearer of the PNC, Hassan Ayariga,of doing the bidding of the National Democratic Congress(NDC).
Speaking on the just ended presidential debate organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Atik said instead of his flagbearer talking about what the PNC had to offer, he was rather looking for ways to distract Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).
Apart from the incessant cough of his flagbearer, he (Atik) claims Mr. Ayariga’s performance “took away the sign of the programme”.
“As for Hassan Ayariga, the least said about him the better because for someone who is representing the People’s National Convention and is supposed to say what the PNC will do when it comes into power; he didn’t do that…even what we have as a manifesto promise, this man changed it…free education is in our manifesto but this man said he does not believe in that”, Atik asserted on Peace FM’s morning show programme “kokrokoo” with host Kwami Sefa-Kayi.
According to him, Hassan Ayariga’s attitude at the presidential debate which was held at the Banquet Hall, State House on Wednesday confirmed the suspicion that he has been paid to say things in favour of the NDC.
“He confirmed the suspicion that he speaks in favour of the NDC, because yesterday he was speaking for the NDC. This man is not representing himself or his political party. He is doing the bidding of another political party. He was praising John Mahama left, right, centre,he confirmed the suspicion that he has been rented and that he was supposed to do a particular job which was to distract Nana Addo. People are discerning and they know that there is an external hand”, he said.
Asked if he will vote for Hassan Ayariga, he said:
“as for me I am forced to, because if I don’t vote for him it is the PNC that will suffer. But I want him to understand that we voted for him and we can easily disown him…this man has brought us from grace to beyond grass”.