4 December 2012

Ghana: Mahama Is the Most Insulting Presidential Candidate - MP

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The Member of the Parliament (MP) for Nsuta/Kwamang-Beposo, Hon. Kwame Osei-Prempeh has described President John Mahama as the most insulting of all the eight presidential candidates.

Addressing the campaign launch of the Kumawu constituency branch of the NPP, he said it was surprising that President John Mahama could stand at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during the signing of the Kumasi Peace Treaty and say that by his nature he does not insult his political opponents.

He said if any of the presidential candidates was guilty of insulting tendency, then it was President Mahama.

According to the Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee, apart from leading a party which has insulted everybody in all sectors of the Ghanaian society, including chiefs, pastors, bishops and judges, President Mahama was personally guilty of insults.

He recalled that President Mahama, then an MP, insulted a whole tribe in Parliament, during a debate when he said that he (Osei-Prempeh) could not pronounce a word properly because he was an Ashanti.

According to the MP, "this kind of racist and tribalistic comment would have attracted a sanction as happened to Chelsea captain, John Terry, in a football match".

He added, when NPP MPs opposed President Mahama, then Vice President, in the infamous and corrupt STX deal, he described those opposing the deal as "foolish and baloney," adding "even when the project failed, he could not have the courtesy to say sorry to those he had insulted."

After "God in His own wisdom", as President Mahama puts it, had taken Prof. Mills away and he was criticized for his lavish "thank you tours", he used the word "useless" to describe his critics.

If President John Mahama does not see any of the above as insults and wants to portray himself as a saint, then he is either not being honest or being a hypocrite, Osei Prempeh added.

Osei-Prempeh urged the electorate to vote for the NPP and lauded Akuffo Addo for his bold policy of free S.H.S, adding that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step", and only big dreamers take such bold decisions.

He wondered whether at the time President John Mahama, his siblings and Northern Ministers were enjoying free education, all schools and even those in the north had classroom blocks, all roads were tarred and people had good health care.

It was the boldness of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah which has yielded fruit in producing prominent and well educated northern elite who are shamefully opposing what had made them what they are today.

He urged people from the north and residents in the south who are mainly poor and can not educate their children to vote for the NPP so that their children can also enjoy free education and become useful citizens like President John Mahama, Moses Asaga, Babgin and many others.

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