Ghanaians can count on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, in their quest for the kind of leadership that can salvage the country from the current sordid state of affairs under the leadership of President John Dramani Mahama, Prof Stephen Adei has said.
The former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration believes apart from the leader of the largest opposition party, the Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party, Papa Kwesi Nduom, can also perform better than the incumbent president. According to Prof Adei, President Mahama has led a “despicable team of young people” that has not done justice to Ghana, adding that if the late President John Evans Atta Mills had not died and led the NDC government in the last eight years in office, the country would have progressed.
Speaking on Class FM yesterday, Prof Adei said under the leadership of President Mahama “there have been serious setbacks” to the nation’s forward march. He stressed: “Honestly I believe that President Mahama has not been very good to us in the sense that even within the NDC, he has not used the capable people. He has used basically incompetent people; young people whose only turf is just insulting.
There are capable people in NDC. He should not rule with this bunch of incompetent young people. And to me it pains me and I hold Mahama responsible because he has all these people who are competent and he has not used them.” On the way forward for the nation as it prepares for the December 7 polls, Prof Adei said Ghanaians have good alternatives in both Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr Nduom. “I think as usual we have two alternatives. I hope that Mahama has learnt his lessons in that should he win, he would do better. But I have no doubt that people like Papa Kwesi Nduom and Nana Akufo-Addo, if Mahama loses, will provide a much better alternative for Ghana. For me, I hope that Mahama’s second term will be better. If he hasn’t learnt from what has happened, then may God help us.
But then I think that the alternatives are good and I have no doubt at all of the capacity of Nduom or of Nana Akufo-Addo to provide superior leadership for Ghana.”
Source:The New Statesman