In what appears to be his rehearsal for the usual heated political campaign towards the 2016 election scheduled for November 7, the rather quiet and unassuming Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has hit again at the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The former Governor of the Central Bank has pooh-poohed the NPP’s ideology saying the party is only interested in grabbing properties since they believe in a property-owning democracy.
This was after the Vice President had earlier suggested that the NPP lacked the right leadership to govern the country should they be voted in the November elections.
He said because the NPP appears to have struggled to manage its internal crisis, then they wouldn’t be able to manage the affairs of the country.
In his latest jab at the party, Mr. Amissah-Arthur warned that Ghanaians will be gambling with their future if they vote the NPP in this year’s election.
Mr. Amissah Arthur explained that the ideology of the NPP as a political party does not have the wellbeing of the people at heart.
Speaking at the launch of a group calling itself ‘Young professionals for John Mahama and Amissah Arthur’ at the campus of the University of Professional Studies, Mr. Amissah said the NPP is not ready to improve the lives of the citizenry.
“How do we develop a meritocratic but compassionate society and not a self-seeking culture that intensifies inequality? Our vision is to create a compassionate nation based on the merits of people; on meritocracy and that we compare to our opponents who are self-seeking because their own motto tells you what they are about. I don’t know if you know the motto; property owning democracy for themselves. That’s property for me but not to expand opportunities for us. So we are two extremes…they are looking for self; and we are looking for community. They are looking to expand the opportunities for an individual; and we are looking to expand opportunities for a group so that’s the difference between us” he explained.
It must be noted that the NPP’s motto is ‘Development In Freedom’.