The immediate past Deputy Ashanti Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mathew Kojo Njourkone, has said that the demand for an apology from his party’s aspiring National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, over the 2020 election petition is unwarranted and should be ridiculed.
The demand is coming notably from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its assigns.
Mr Njourkone noted that if there was such a need at all, it is rather the NPP that must render an unqualified apology to Ghanaians for shielding Madam Jean Mensa, the Electoral Commission Chair, from giving evidence as to what really happened during the 2020 elections.
“The NPP must also apologise to Ghanaians for taking over from the NDC a healthy economy and sending it to a comatose state where subsequently not a single Ghanaian will be permitted for employment in the public sector in 2023 under an IMF conditionality,” he said in an interview.
“Matters of this nature are the serious bread and butter issues that ought to engage our attention.”
Mr Njourkone continued that whatever the “fearless” Asiedu Nketiah has said about the collation of 2020 results during his campaign tour is nothing new to the Ghanaian public because he has repeated those facts on several platforms including even the court when he was asked about the election results of the NDC.
“I wish to use this opportunity to give reminder to our cherished delegates that as the election is getting closer the detractors of the NDC party will deliberately create baseless stories against our impeccable General and hype such falsehoods just to cause disaffection.
“Hon Johnson Asiedu Nketiah remains focused for victory and I humbly appeal to delegates to be resolute in support for him.”
By Benjamin Aidoo|3news.com|Ghana