Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo writes:
You might have heard the opposition NPP variously make the claim that President Mahama is “incompetent.
That alternatively,Nana Addo is the ‘messiah’ to this incompetence.
How true can this?
Nana Addo became the flagbearer of the NPP in 2007 at the primaries at Legon.
He effectively started his campaign to become the President of Ghana.
He had incumbency advantage and political party that by 2004 had won elections in 6 out 10 regions of Ghana.
With the most expensive campaign then, he lost the election.
He was the leader and general of the NPP and he took them from power to opposition.
One would have expected that as a leader of a party,he would take responsibility for the defeat but he ended up blaming everyone from Dr Afari Gyan,former President Kuffour,then General Secretary,Nana Ohene Ntow, Rita Asobayire, then National Women Organizer of NPP among others for the defeat except himself.
He is so ‘competent’ that he is unable to convince people to vote for him.
He moved the party from 6 regions to 2 out of his ‘competence’.
Then he got himself elected again as flagbearer for the 2012 elections.
So much for his ‘competence’ that he lost the election to the relatively new flagbearer of the NDC,President John Mahama, after the former had campaigned and toured Ghana like four times.
A few of the tours,RESTORATION OF HOPE TOUR,ALL HANDS ON DECK among other natonwide tours.
He ‘competently’ lost the election to President Mahama from his 49% performance in 2008 to 47% in 2012 with a bigger population size.
Former President Kuffour left a more united party to him but he has ‘competently’ divided the party through violence,vindictiveness,hounding among others.
He is so ‘competent’ that he cant keep his house united.
He is currently working acting national officers.
Competence comes with tact.He does not have it.
So who is this ‘competent’ man who cant keep his house together?
He is so ‘competent’ that he cant win a national election except in the NPP.
What really has he done as public officer to make him the most competent person in Ghana?
His worked as ATTORNEY GENERAL and MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
What did he do so outstanding in these two positions?
He brokered peace between the ISRAEL AND PALESTINE?
Or as Attorney General, he reformed the Attorney General Department?
What ground breaking reforms?
Or how former President Kuffour had to “pack’ the Supreme Court to get the decision on the Fast Track High Court to be overturned?
Or how he ‘competently’ prosecuted Tsatsu Tsikata with the The President v Tsatsu Tsikata?
You may be successful in private legal practice but in public service,it is a different matter.
You can easily sack junior lawyer in your private chamber but cant easily dismiss a non-performing State Attorney.
How did he demonstrate his competence in public service?
Dont tell me he brought water to his hometown of Kyebi or got all the roads there asphalted.
What really is competence to the NPP?