This he said is because the NPP contributed to the overthrow of one of their own, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
He argues that the party that gave birth to the NPP, the United Party (UP) tradition, accused, Dr. Nkrumah of embarking on what he calls ostentatious projects and also embezzled state funds, leading to his overthrow.
Speaking at the inauguration of a clinic at Kokompeh in Takoradi as part of his campaign tour of the Western Region, the President urged the electorates to given him another term to continue the good works started by the NDC.
“Dr. Nkrumah was a man of vision he always thought about the future of the country. When he built the Akosombo dam, the UP tradition said it was just a flamboyant project but today the dam is still providing major parts of the country with electricity. The same people who ousted Nkrumah because they said he was embezzling state funds and undertaking unnecessary projects have metamorphosed to become the NPP. In Cape Coast, our founder, Jerry John Rawlings advised us to beware of them because they’ve been in politics for a long time.”
“They only change their names but do not change their character. It is these same people who say development is not edible. They say the roads, hospitals are not edible and that my government is only incurring huge debts and embezzling state funds claiming we have undertaken projects. They also say Ghanaians rather need money in their pockets, they sung this same song during Nkrumah’s time, today, they are at it again.”
The President explained that though “this clinic we have built for you is not edible I can assure you, it will save many lives here.”
President John Mahama who is seeking another term in office begun a four day campaign tour of the Western Region on Tuesday.
This follows the launch of the party’s campaign in Cape Coast last Sunday.