NDC only attacking NPP’s performance without solutions-Gabby jabs

A stalwart of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Gabby Otchere Darko has penned down the difficulty he thinks the government is facing in trumpeting its achievements and dealing with the outbreak of the coronavirus.

This he noted has given the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to only attack the government without stating what alternatives they will provide should they win the 2020 polls.

”For the opposition, with or without a running mate for their flagbearer; with or without a 2020 manifesto on what they will do differently from what they did in their previous 8 years in office before January 2017; their duty, as they see it and as they expect the people to see it too, is simply to attack! attack! attack!”

He added: ”The government, on the other hand, has a difficult task to be heard and seen to be focusing its efforts and resources on attacking and tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the social and economic lives of the people.”

Read his piece below

With less than six months to the next general elections in Ghana, the gloves are fully off for the main opposition party, with their weekly press conferences and daily agenda to attack and attack and attack the performance of the ruling party.

The government, on the other hand, has a difficult task to be heard and seen to be focusing its efforts and resources on attacking and tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the social and economic lives of the people.

For the opposition, with or without a running mate for their flagbearer; with or without a 2020 manifesto on what they will do differently from what they did in their previous 8 years in office before January 2017; their duty, as they see it and as they expect the people to see it too, is simply to attack! attack! attack!

But, this is the dilemma facing a government fighting elections this year. Fighting the virus is like fighting racism. The racist does not care whether you are a black Ghanaian or an African American. A racist does not discriminate in his or her discrimination against black people. The virus does not care whether you are NPP or NDC. So to defeat coronavirus, a government has a huge responsibility to unite the nation behind it and that overarching agenda.

So, how then does such a government strike a fine, necessary balance between keeping the entire nation behind it against the virus and, at the same time, responding effectively against the constant political attack of its opponents?

The virus of politics is, indeed, divisive. The coronavirus pandemic is inclusive. Leadership is decisive. That, ultimately, is the 2020 perspective. Have a good day!

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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