The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) says political fortunes of Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY), an independent Presidential candidate in 2016, will not change with his attacks on the party’s 2016 Presidential candidate, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom.
Mr. Osei Yeboah is reported to have said that Dr. Nduom must step aside and immediately rescind his decision if he has the intention to contest the 2020 elections.
He added that the aggrieved customers of his company will launch an attack on him if he attempts to mount the podium to campaign, adding that he will be pelted with stones.
“We are fatigued and cannot understand how and why someone who aspires to become President in his dream could open his mouth so wide to make such mischievously unguided comment, with the aim of inciting the public against Dr Nduom,” Paa Kow Ackon, Communication Director of PPP, said in a statement.
The party said presidential politics has been cheapened to the extent that someone who has not taken the time to understand the deliberate and unintended consequences of the so-called financial sector reforms can think that taking a mindless swipe at Dr. Nduom would boost his electoral fortunes.
It stressed that Mr. Osei Yeboah thinks “we have forgotten his attempts to sell himself to the PPP for a huge sum of money? We can only ask whose bidding he is doing now.”
“Jacob Osei Yeboah must understand that we are mindful of the long series of false smears designed to scare Dr Nduom and destroy the reputation he has built through decades of hard work in both private and public service at the highest levels.
“The vile threats of violence against Dr Nduom will not influence his decision whether or not to contest the 2020 election,” the party added.
For the avoidance of doubt, it said, the crisis involving GN Bank and Gold Coast were manufactured by the vindictive and politically coloured decision not to pay contractors and freezing ongoing projects.
“If anyone should be afraid of the wrath of customers, it should be the architects of that decision and not Dr. Nduom,” the PPP said.
The statement said such traffic jam of discursive thought from an individual who is aspiring to become President of a nation that believes in the rule of Law should be condemned by all right-thinking people.
“We shall remain steadfast in the quest to provide alternative progressive ideas and continue to offer policies that will reshape the destiny of our motherland,” it said.
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