Founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has taken a swipe at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Addressing a press conference today [Thursday], Hassan Ayariga expressed disappointment in President Akufo-Addo suggesting his praised qualities does not meet the leadership he has provided over the past one and half years.
‘’One would have thought that with Nana Addo’s level of experience in politics, education, exposure and understanding coupled with his maturity, he will be the expected hope of the Ghanaian people. But what Ghanaians are now seeing is that leadership is not measured by these talked about qualities.’’
Ghana in his view is worse than before adding ‘’he [Nana Addo] has virtually collapsed the economy.’’
Commenting on the award which the Finance Minister won, the politician mocked the government wondering a collapsed economy will win an incompetent minister and award.
"I’m told that Ghana’s Finance Minister has been awarded Finance Minister of the Year, congratulations Mr Finance Minister. But well, we have taken our level of corruption beyond Ghana, the government of Ghana has borrowed in recent times than any other government and country in our history, and yet he is awarded the Best Finance Minister."
"If awards are being given based on the amount a nation borrows, then yes, our Finance Minister deserves to be the best one.
Minister! Let me take this opportunity to remind President Nana Addo, entire NPP machinery and Ghanaians that we are still paying higher electricity bills, higher rent, higher water bills, higher health care services," he said.
The president he posited has lost control even within his own party and as leader of the nation.
The NPP has lost hope in Nana Addo ‘’which is evident in his regional tours, his supporters are unwilling to come out in their numbers to welcome him.’’
Hassan Ayariga “Is it not a surprise that Ghanaians have not witnessed any reshuffle from this government after almost two years in power, despite the massive corruption tag his appointees and ministers have received."
“Fellow Ghanaians, please, please, brace yourselves for very difficult and hard times ahead because President Nana Addo is not working for Ghana but for his family and NPP party. Nana is not in control of the government but people have taken over the nation trying to sort themselves out.
Ghana is finished, I tell you, Ghana is finished. We urgently need a vibrant third force in order to salvage our country and give our people the liberty to control our nation’s resources and restore hope for our poor people."