The Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Constituency in the Central Region, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, has taken a swipe at former Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen for saying the opposition party has no policy alternatives.
Speaking in an interview on TV3‘s New Day on Wednesday, September 27, Mr Kyerematen said Ghanaians will shoot themselves in the foot if they vote back the NDC because there has not been a single policy proposal from them.
“I have not heard not even one policy, how do you bring back NDC, to do what?” he wondered in the exclusive interview.
But responding to this on Ghana Tonight on the same channel later in the evening, Mr Kwakye Ofosu, who served as a Deputy Minister of Communications in the John Dramani Mahama administration, said various speeches by the former President have outlined many policies to be implemented.
He told host Alfred Ocansey that even what Mr Kyerematen promised on Monday, September 25 when he announced his resignation and subsequent contest of the 2024 elections as an independent candidate were a repetition of Mr Mahama's promises.
He noted, for instance, that Mr Mahama has promised reducing the current “bloated” size of government to under 50 ministers, scrapping ex gratia, carrying out constitutional and institutional reforms, among others.
“Mr Mahama has said he will restore stability to the macro-economy, he will tackle job creation and ensure that the economy is managed prudently [and] that national resources are used in an equitable and judicious manner.
“These and many others things are contained in the various speeches that Mr Mahama has delivered.”
Mr Kwakye Ofosu bemoaned the fact that Mr Kyerematen appears to be behaving as a member of the NPP when he claims he has resigned from the party.
“I am not sure that Ghanaians have the appetite anymore for the deceptive rhetoric and politicking of the NPP who Mr Kyerematen says he has left.
“So one is surprised that he continues to conduct himself in ways that mimic NPP's behaviour. That's very surprising.”
He later added: “I thought that having declared his stance as leaving the NPP to contest as an independent candidate, he will leave some of the NPP traits behind because they have the tendency of looking truth in the face and blinking and saying something that is in complete variance with the truth.”