Ghanaian lawyer and Tamale Central Member of Parliament(MP) and leading member of the National Democratic Party (NDC), Inusah Fuseini says the National Democratic Congress(NDC) failed to launch its Manifesto because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ‘stole’ their manifesto.
The National Democratic Congress failed to release its manifesto as planned on August 29, scheduling it for August 31. That however did not materialize, as a recent statement by the party’s General Secretary revealed that, “At its weekly meeting held on Thursday the 27th of August, 2020, the Functional Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress has fixed Monday the 7th day of September, 2020 as the date for the launch in Accra of the party’s manifesto for the December 2020 General Elections.
“This is to enable the National Executive Committee and the Council of Elders approve the policy principles and strategies promised in the Manifesto. The event will be held virtually, in accordance with the appropriate Covid-19 regulations. It will be streamed live on various media outlets throughout the country”.
No reason was given for the re-scheduling of the launch date but speaking on Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio, Inusah Fuseini said the re-scheduling was as a result of the NPP stealing their manifesto.
“Our manifesto was ready in July, we did not want to launch our manifesto because we believed that NPP copied our manifesto, that’s our belief. In fact, in the last election, the one before 2012 election, our offices were actually robbed. I’m just saying that NPP copied our manifesto,” he told Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
What is interesting is that, the NPP’s manifesto which Hon. Fuseini says was copied from the NDC’s has been called ’empty, dead, uninspiring and 419′ by leading members of the NDC like their National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, and vociferous Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George.
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