“Do we establish an opposition NADMO in times of floods?” Awuku chides NDC Featured

The national organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party, Samuel Awuku, has questioned the motive behind a decision by the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, to set up a parallel response team.

In a panel discussion on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” morning show, the dynamic NPP organiser said he could not grasp the thinking behind such a move by the NDC and its flagbearer.

“I am struggling to understand former President Mahama and the NDC. Do we establish opposition NADMO in times of floods?” he asked.

Mr Awuku said the phenomenon is strange in this country, as no opposition party in Ghana’s political history has arrogated powers to itself to set up parallel structures to counter those of the state.

Describing the move as reckless and an act of lawlessness, Sammi Awuku described the opposition party as insensitive to the plight of Ghanaian citizens. He wondered why anybody would seek to gain political advantage from times of crisis.

COVID-19 has been taking a heavy toll on the world, Ghana not excluded. Consequently, the Government of Ghana has instituted pragmatic measures to help fight the virus.

A week ago the NDC flagbearer announced that he was setting up a nine-member team which he described as the NDC's Response Team for COVID-19, and went ahead and inaugurated it. The list of members includes non-medical professionals such as Kwabena Mintah-Akandoh and Cassiel Ato Forson.

Meanwhile, on Asempa FM's “Ekosii Sen” afternoon show, hosted by Philip Osei Bonsu, Mr Mintah-Akandoh justified his inclusion in the team, saying he had been a science student at university, and so his participation should not be seen as anything strange.

Ghana has since announced that it has recorded 52 cases of COVID-19 infection and two deaths.

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