"8-yr Cycle Meaningless If NPP Builds And NDC Comes To Destroy" – Buaben Asamoa
Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa is making a case for the NPP’s mandate to be renewed again in the 2024 elections.
He said the NPP must be voted for once more in order to consolidate the gains made in the economy over the period.
In his view, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) destroys the economy whenever they take over from the NPP.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, May 4 to respond to the public lecture on the theme “Ghana at crossroads” given by Former President John Dramani Mahama on Monday, May 2, Mr. Buaben Asamoa who is also a former Member of Parliament for Adentan said “8 elections in the democratic dispensation offered by the 1992 constitution with four wins each by the NPP and the NDC, it is time Ghanaians choose decisively which party will lead them into a future of hope and prosperity.
“The 8-year rotation remains a painful and meaningless ritual if the NPP continues to build every 8 years and the NDC continues to pull down in a subsequent 8-year cycle. It in this context that former President John Dramani Mahama seeks to characterize Ghana as being at a crossroads in his recent public lecture.”
Mr. Mahama who was the Presidential Candidate for the NDC in the 2020 elections said in his address that “Countrymen and women, Ghana our dear nation is at a Crossroads, and we must tarry a while and reflect deeply on the road that we must take. The wrong choice leads us down an easy path of chaos and destruction. The right choice would lead us up a path of prosperity and dignity, but with hard work and sacrifice.
“My countrymen and women, I can assure you that as our forebears did in the past, if we come together – united as one – there is no task that will be insurmountable. The future is bright if we rebuff those who seek to divide us for their personal gain, and if we open the opportunities of our country to all our citizens irrespective of ethnicity, political affiliation, age, or gender.
“Thirty years have passed since President Jerry John Rawlings of blessed memory, appended his signature to the newly drafted Constitution of 1992, which made an irrevocable commitment to a return to democratic rule and constitutional governance. “In the period preceding that moment, which set in motion what has turned out to be the most stable and enduring period of governance in our history, we have plunged from the heights of the Black Star of Africa. From the lofty ambitions of the post-independence era, to the depths of economic catastrophe, institutional decay, corruption, and despondency. Our life as a nation had been checkered with multiple governance experiments alternating between civilian and military administrations.
“The several starts and stops led to a situation where, by the 1980s, our circumstance seemed intractable. The economy was in complete shamble and growing negatively. There appeared no way out of the stranglehold of poverty and despair, and we teetered on the brink of national collapse.”
Story by: Laud Nartey