Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahene has stated that former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amisah-Arthur is not in the right position to question the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government on the “170 promises” it made to Ghanaians during the 2016 general elections.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur had challenged the Nana Addo-led government to fulfill all the 170 promises the party made to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 elections.
“I have been told that they have made 170 promises. They have to ensure that all those 170 promises are fulfilled so the people of Ghana can also benefit from the work that they came to do,” Mr Amissah-Arthur said while addressing party supporters at the National Democratic Congress’ 25th-anniversary rally at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.
However, the president reiterated his resolve to ensure that the promises came to fruition because “the fulfillment of these pledges will put our country onto the path of progress and prosperity”.
Speaking in Berlin to Ghanaians resident in Germany on Sunday, June 11, Mr. Akufo-Addo said: “This evening, I interacted with the Ghanaian community resident in Germany, where I, once again, reiterated my commitment to fulfilling the pledges I made to the Ghanaian people in the run-up to the 2016 elections.”
But reacting to the issue, lawyer Obiri Boahene said the former vice president has no moral right to question them on campaign promises.
He cited the many unfulfilled promises of the opposition NDC to like building 50 day Senior High Schools to buttress his point.
Nana Obiri Boahen indicated that that the Akufo Addo-led administration will go the extra mile to fulfill all promises made during the 2016 campaign period.
“Amissah-Arthur has no right to tell us to fulfill all those promises. We the NPP are very keen on fulfilling our promises and we will deliver as promised. The electorates voted for us based on the promises so we will fulfill that before 2020. We don’t need Amissah-Arthur to tell us that,” he said on Accra based Neat fm.
He rather urged the former Vice President to advice and bring unity to his party.
Nana Obiri Boahene was optimistic that his government has proficient appointees who can make the promises a reality.