The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has criticized the NDC government for what he says is lack of direction for the country.
He says several social intervention programmes started by the Kufuor administration have been rejected by the NDC.
Nana Addo was speaking at the start of a two day tour of the Upper West region.
Joy FM’s Upper West Regional Correspondent Rafik Salam reports that the NPP flagbearer maintained that the governing party rode on the backs of propaganda to come to power and was now finding it difficult to live up to its standards.
The 2008 presidential candidate of the NPP also expressed concern about the president’s aloofness to topical issues in the country citing the raging controversy stirred by the ruling party’s Chairman, Dr Kwabena Adjei who called on the Chief Justice to purge the judiciary of corruption and bias or have the party do that for her.
Nana Addo believes the taciturn comment – The judiciary is independent and I have no such intention – by the president in response to a question as to whether he intended to purge the judiciary, was not good enough.
In his view, the president ought to have exacted his authority and spoken clearly on the issue to clear all doubts and reassure the judiciary, emphasise its sanctity and court public trust for the institution.
Nana Akufo-Addo dispelled suggestions the opposition party was an Akan party, reminding residents of the Upper West Region that the NPP has its roots in northern parts of the country.