General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. John Boadu, has hit back at Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, describing him as the very "epitome of failure", following the latter's earlier scathing attack on his (Boadu's) party leadership credentials.
The NPP stalwart accused Mr Ofosu Ampofo of failing to undertake simple calculation of electoral figures when he was Director of Elections of the party during the 2016 General Elections.
Who Are You To Insult Mahama?
The NDC Chair fired the first salvo when he labelled Mr Boadu as incompetent, and one who has no moral right to criticize former President John Mahama, because he (Boadu) failed to protect the NPP's majority seats in Parliament during the 2020 elections.
“What I want to tell the NPP General Secretary John Boadu who’s suddenly had a penchant for wearing suits and addressing press conferences and insulting ex-President Mahama is that he was elected General Secretary when the NPP had 169 seats in Parliament. He has failed woefully to protect the 169 seats and it has today dropped to 137 seats.
"If we are talking about competency and who is able to manage, John Boadu should not come and compare himself to Mr Mahama,” he told a gathering in Kumasi during Mr Mahama’s 'Thank You' tour of the region.
He stressed, “We went to the polls together and we are all witnesses to the logistics that the NPP deployed. We know the huge sums of monies the NPP spent during the elections and we also know all the things they shared to win votes.
"If you are a General Secretary and you are given all these things and you lose most of the seats you had and the NPP is using force to declare themselves the Majority in Parliament. How dare John Boadu to insult Mahama? I think that he has performed so abysmally that if it were to be the NDC, he would not have been given the chance or platform to be addressing press conference in the name of the party.”
You Think You're Better Than Me?
But in an sharp rebuttal during an interview with Kwabena Kwakye on Oman Fm's Boiling Point, John Boadu described the NDC capo as a total failure who could not get simple arithmetic right and even put up a national collation centre together for his party when he was director of elections.
"You put up such an abysmal performance when you were director of elections for the your party, you further led your party to lose the 2020 general elections and yet you think you are better than me?" he rhetorically asked.
Epitome of Failure!
To him, Ofosu Ampofo can only be lucky in a party like the NDC where such things are allowed to happen, adding that he (John Boadu) will continue to speak and work for his party to secure another victory for them in the break-the-8-agenda.
"Look, i'm proud of myself as General Secretary who polled a whooping 1.5 million votes to secure victory for my party's candidate and further clinched another five hundred thousand (500,000) for my candidate Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo to retain his seat as president of this country.
"If there is any body who is failing, then i think you must check again and look no further than your self since you are an epitome of failure," he added.
"Confused" History Lovers
The NPP General Secretary has in recent times held series of press conferences attacking Mr Mahama and his utterances on the economy. His latest media encounter was held last week where he launched a savage attack on the economic performance of the Mahama administration.
“Former President Mahama and Seth Terkper are on public record as being the worse duo to have ever been in charge of the Ghanaian economy at the same time. This pair is a dangerous pair, yet in their public forum on 6th September 2021, they sought to create the impression that they had the best of times running this Ghanaian economy.”
“Unfortunately for them, the facts shows otherwise. Much as John Mahama seek his re-election on a campaign platform of going back to the IMF, he attempts to confuse history by painting a rosy picture. He said he is somebody who loves history but he confuses history by attempting to paint a rosy picture of his disastrous management of the Ghanaian economy between 2012 and 2016,” Mr Boadu said the press briefing.