The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has said the current economic challenges the country is facing would have been worse if the New Patriotic Party had not been in government.
According to him, the NPP has managed the Ghanaian economy so well even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent Russia – Ukraine war.
Ghanaians have recently been critical of the rising cost of living in the country following increases in prices petroleum products and consumer goods.
Speaking to Mark Smith on Daybreak Upper East show on A1 radio, John Boadu said the NPP won the 2020 general elections because they have managed the economy so well that Ghanaians had to retain them.
He said, “there are challenges in the system, but it would have been worse if the NPP was not there. Let me tell you, in the year 2020, there is no party in government that was able to conduct elections in 2020 and win. It is only the New Patriotic Party. In US, Donald trump lost. Had it not been COVID, will Donald Trump lose elections in the US ? Because of poor management of COVID situation.”
He added that “our president did extremely well in managing COVID effectively. Angela Merkel, she run the country for 16 years, in the year of COVID her party lost. Go to India, they lost.”
The General Secretary who is seeking re-election has been touring the country to meet up with party delegates, paid a visit to the Upper East region as part of his campaign for re-election.
Earlier, Mr. Boadu expressed worry over the alleged monetization of its internal elections.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Buffer Company, Alhaji Abdul-Wahab Hanan Aludiba recently disclosed that a regional chairman aspirant in the just-ended regional executive elections doled out a whopping amount of Ghc30,000 to lure delegates to his site.
But the NPP General Secretary who likens monetization of party politics as paying bribes is worried that the situation if not immediately addressed could affect the party systems in the country.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Samuel Adagom|Bolgatanga|Ghana