According to Afriyie Akoto, the flag bearer candidate for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), the party is ill and dying.
Dr. Akoto said on Starr Chat on Thursday that Ghanaians wanted to keep the party in power even though the administration was performing well.
“The first term of the Akufo-Addo government we did extremely well and if after that term we go to the people of Ghana to renew our mandate and they nearly sacked us then you have to face the reality that there is something wrong.
“Why is it that we’d done so well but the people of Ghana were prepared to let us go. As we speak the Parliament of Ghana we have 137 on our side and 137 on the other side, the first time there’s been a tie in Parliament under the Fourth Republic,” Dr. Akoto stated.
He continued: “I’m saying that in our first term we did extremely well and the people of Ghana should have parted us on our back rather than say we are going to sack you.”
According to him, the NPP Presidential majority over ex-President Mahama was over one million votes but that was cut into half in 2020.
“Before then you look at the machinery we are using for our campaign is the NPP and you examine the condition of the party, and the party is a patient. The party is not in coma but the party is not well. The party is on a hospital bed. I think my diagnosis that led us to nearly lose the election was quite right,” he added.