The communications director of the New Patriotic Party, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has described as unfortunate attempts by the opposition National Democratic Congress to put a political spin on the ongoing tussle between the Auditor General and the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO).

It is becoming clear that the position taken by the general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, John Asiedu Nketiah, and his party on the local government referendum is an “afterthought” and a possible plot to sabotage the move to amend Article 55 (3) of the 1992 constitution to introduce partisan politics at the local level.

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia has strongly rejected accusations by the opposition National Democratic Congress against the New Patriotic Party government, led by President Akufo-Addo, of neglecting the infrastructure needs of people in the Volta and Oti Regions, especially with regard to roads. The attempts at blame followed an oversight in the summary of the 2020 Budget, read in Parliament on November 13.