Seidu Mubarak, an aspiring parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sunyani East Constituency, has said that former President John Dramani Mahama remains the best candidate to save the country from its economic challenges.
“Former President Mahama is the only one who can save us from our economic troubles. He has done it before and he can do it again”, he said during the launch of the ‘JDM door-to-door campaign’ in Sunyani.
The campaign, initiated by an emerging political group of the NDC in the Bono Region, seeks to promote the ideals of the former President to lead the NDC in Election 2024.
Mubarak said John Mahama deserved the NDC presidential candidate slot if the party yearned to regain political power in 2024.
“John Mahama’s track record in the areas of the economic rebound and stability as well as infrastructure development is glaring for everybody to see,” he said.
Mubarak noted that as a democratic party, the NDC cherished internal elections, and advised the delegates to consider the proven achievements of the previous NDC government, led by former President Mahama, and give him the nod.
Senior Legal Team Member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region Evans Amankwah says the Akufo-Addo government has suppressed freedom of speech in the country.
He believes the government is using state security to intimidate members of the opposition and prevent them from speaking on issues of national interest.
Amankwah gave this remark after his client Razak Koampah Avoliya, the constituency youth organizer of the opposition party was remanded by the Asokwa Circuit Court, last Thursday (February 9).
Koampa, aka ‘Mosquito’, turned himself in after he was declared wanted by the police for allegedly inciting political violence captured in a viral video. The 32-year-old was detained, charged and arraigned. A push for bail by Lawyer Amankwah and his team was shot down by the court.
Shocked by the court’s verdict Lawyer Amakwah said: “I am dumbfounded that the court refused bail at this point. As a lawyer no matter how bad the decision of the court you need to respect it. People have made more serious, treacherous and threatening statements than this. Kennedy Agyapong and Sammi Awuku made similarly serious statements and what happened to them?
“Razak Koampa is in high spirits and this time I am speaking as a lawyer and a politician that the incarceration or remand of Razak will not intimidate NDC youth…Nobody can gag our freedom of speech. If putting us behind bars is what they intend doing then we want the IGP and the Interior Minister to build more cells”, the visibly emotional lawyer told reporters.
Meanwhile, the case continues today (14 February 2023).