Former Member of Parliament for Ejisu Constituency Kwabena Owusu-Aduomi has disowned his own party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in terms of defending their policies.
According to him, under no circumstance can he defend the claims he has not made.
Recall that President Nana Akufo-Addo made a comment in 2016 that the “country is sitting on too much money, yet Ghanaians” are starving and that when he and the NPP were voted to power, the sufferings of the people would be a thing of the past.
The President and his party are in their second term, yet many Ghanaians believe that their woes have overly multiplied.
President Akufo-Addo, in one of his recent interviews, admitted that Ghanaians are indeed suffering.
Speaking on Oyerepa Breakfast Time last Friday after he was asked if President Akufo-Addo’s statement in 2016 was true, Mr Owusu-Aduomi said: “I didn’t make that statement so I can’t defend it. Every politician has the basis of making a comment, so when you get Akufo-Addo in your studio ask him that question, but me Aduomi, I can’t defend it.”
Reacting to the backlash from many Ghanaians towards the NPP over their poor economic management of the state, Mr Owusu-Aduomi said he does not have the capacity to defend his party because he is not an economist.
“I’m not an economist so I can’t defend NPP…I didn’t study economics in school, I’m an engineer therefore when it comes to economics and finance, don’t push me there because I can’t defend NPP.
“On what basis will I challenge someone who will argue about the country’s economy? If I’m to do so, I must have some facts but I don’t know anything about economic management so how do I defend NPP?” he inquired.
The former lawmaker stated on the show that he will contest for the Ashanti Regional NPP Chairmanship position in April.
But many people are of the view that, once Owusu-Aduomi cannot defend his party on all fronts, his victory at the election will be very cumbersome.