The National Youth organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Henry Nana Boakye has accused the NDC of ‘campaign of hate and division’ after it accused President Akufo-Addo of stocking his government with his family and friends.
According to National Youth Organiser of the party Nana Boakye, appointments of family and relatives into the Akufo-Addo government was made on the basis of competence.
“We are not sure about appointing enemies,” he said at a press conference held in Accra Wednesday in response to the NDC’s release of a list of 51 names of persons it claims are relatives and cronies in the Akufo-Addo government.
Nana Boakye claimed NDC leader Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said in August 2013 that he is a strong believer of family and friends.
The NPP National Youth Organiser pointed out that former President John Mahama while in power handed his brother Ibrahim Mahama 80% of the country’s known bauxite deposits.
“We can also come out with a tall list of their relations,” he threatened before dismissing such a move.
“Yes, there is such a tall list but we think it is too cheap and unproductive”.
The NPP also challenged the authenticity of the list, pointing out that at least 33 names “have no real family ties,” to the President.
He called the allegations of nepotism “frivolous and unsubstantiated” stressing “it should not matter” the family ties an appointee may have.
“Are they not competent?” he said and challenged the NDC to prove the unsuitability of persons it named in their list.
He said some of the appointees had lucrative private-sector jobs but left them to sacrifice for their country.
The NPP said while they were in opposition they were better and serious opposition with vision.