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Saturday, February 18, 2012

NPP is suffering from Woyome jaundice – Haruna asserts

NPP is suffering from Woyome jaundice – Haruna asserts
The programme focused on President Mills' State of the Nation Address

Minister of Communications Haruna Iddrisu is counseling the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that hanging on to the Woyome saga would not win them the 2012 elections.

He said it would be in the interest of the NPP to get over the “Woyome jaundice” they are suffering from, saying the earlier NPP wean themselves from it, the better it would be for them.

Speaking on Joy FM’s flagship programme, Newsfile hosted by Matilda Asante-Asiedu Saturday, Haruna Iddrisu stated that Ghanaian electorate would vote massively for the ruling National Democratic Congress based on its infrastructural and economic achievements.

He said so far as the Woyome scandal is concerned, President Mills has shown enough commitment to getting to the bottom of the case.

“The New Patriotic Party, I am sure that they are suffering from a Woyome jaundice, and they think that by far it has become their most veritable campaign promise or campaign issue for 2012. Arguably, the president has taken the most decisive decision that any president anywhere in the world would have dealt with…the NPP should give us a break. What else could they have done?”, the Communications Minister asked rhetorically.

Haruna Iddrisu further asserted: “Woyome or no Woyome, listening to President Mills [delivering his State of the Nation Address,] I became increasingly confident that he will prevail and he will win the 2012 elections - notwithstanding the Woyomegate scandal.”

He said, overall, the president’s performance over the three-year period has been very impressive in terms of the macroeconomic indicators, placing emphasis on sustainability.

“If you talk of infrastructure, which is part of the theme of the President’s Better Ghana Agenda, he’s also indicated a number of road projects that have been undertaken; in the energy sector, a number of initiatives have been taken, more rural communities connected to electricity grid. These would spur some of those communities to undertake their own basic industrialization. So for the president and for the government, government is on course in pursuing its Better Ghana Agenda.”

Mr. Kobina Tahir Hammond, Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, however insisted that the indiscretion on the part of the then Attorney General (Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu), leading to the award of GH¢51 million in judgement debt to businessman Alfred Woyome, would definitely cost the NDC in the 2012 elections.

Myjoyonline.com | Isaac Essel  

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