General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu is basking in the joy and glory of the numerous electoral reforms initiated by the party in the country, arguing that the NPP is responsible for about 98 percent of these reforms.
‘’If you check the country’s electoral history, it doesn’t favour the kind of thinking that the NDC general secretary is thinking and if you look at our electoral reforms, the New Patriotic Party is credited with almost 98 percent of the reforms that we have initiated and introduced in our democratic dispensation. It is these reforms that has helped advance the country’s electoral processes and bought us this far’’ he said on Accra based Peace Fm and monitored by BestNewsGH.com
His comments come on the heels of assertions by his counterpart in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah who warned the NPP to brace themselves up and be prepared to accept defeat in the 2020 election.
According Mr. Asiedu Nketiah, the NPP is noted in Ghana’s political and electoral history as a party that refuses to accept defeat, in apparent reference to the 2012 election petition initiated by the then opposition NPP.
But reacting to the assertions, Mr. Boadu called the bluff of the NDC, intimating that the NDC has never meaningfully or constructively contributed to fashioning out any reform in the country’s electoral history and cannot therefore boast of being more democratic than the NPP.
‘’ We all know the NDC. When go for meetings at the electoral commission they have never made any meaningful or useful suggestions in terms of helping reform the electoral process in this country. They only sit there and do yeeye yeeye yeeye. They have never suggested any change or reform. Whatever is thrown at them at the electoral commission during such meetings, they just sit there, accept and it is business as usual. He shouldn’t go there at all’’ he pointed out.
Mr. Boadu added that the NDC is rather good at kicking against every good reform that is suggested by the NPP, explaining that the NDC is very backward when it comes to thinking and creating innovations that will help electoral processes in the country.
‘’Ask yourself, if there are thieves in town and government is opening a police station in the town and they start shouting, agitating and complaining about the police station, are they not thieves? If they are not thieves why will they be worried about the establishment of the police station in the town? That is the NDC attitude of the NDC, to kick against every good thing or policy that is being implemented by the NPP and government’’ he added.