John Boadu Chides NDC Over Galamsey Politics
The acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has described as most repugnant and unbecoming of a statesman, comments by former President John Dramani that sought to pitch government against miners in the country.
He also described as comical and unfortunate allusion by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia to the effect that President Akufo Addo had legalized same-sex marriage in the country.
Speaking at a press briefing at the NPP headquarters in Accra, Boadu stressed: “The former President is on record to have slammed the President, Nana Akufo Addo, and his government for waging a war against illegal mining and the effects on the environment, particularly our water bodies and forest reserves.” He noted that John Mahama merely sought to incite illegal miners against President Akufo-Addo.
“The former president is a desperate politician who would do anything for political power”, he said, adding that “what we did not know is that his desperation has reached this outlandish extent”.
According to John Boadu, former President Mahama’s remarks are by far the most opportunistic and repugnant ever made by a Ghanaian leader. He, therefore, called on the Media Coalition Against Illegal Mining to join the party in “condemning with all vehemence the unfortunate comment from John Mahama, which seeks to erode all the gains that the nation has made in the fight against illegal mining”.
He said the fight against illegal mining had received local and international acclamation, and thus called on the former President to do the most honorable thing and apologize to Ghanaians.
On Asiedu Nketia’s claims regarding same-sex marriage, he said the party would not officially respond to a character like Asiedu Nketia who had reduced an otherwise serious business of politics to comic relief.
The NPP scribe did not only present the guidelines for the upcoming National Delegates Conference, but also commended Isaac Dogbey for winning the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Bantamweight title in the United States of America.
By: Frederick E. Aggrey