Acting General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has scoffed at government’s attempt to show how it has impacted positively on the lives of Ghanaians.
President Mahama in his last State of the Nations Address to Parliament assembled men and women who claim to have benefitted the social interventions of his administration.
The group included a contractor the President said is a member of the NPP, who has benefitted from contracts awarded by his administration to prove that he [Mahama] is not selective.
But John Boadu on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Thursday accused the President of being selective in the list of people who are enjoying in the Better Ghana.
He said since Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby were accepted in Ghana purely on humanitarian grounds, they should have been part of the President’s showcase to the nation.
“Why did President Mahama invite the Gitmo two to Parliament; we wanted to see them since he [Mahama] is showing international compassion,” he stated sarcastically.
John Boadu man added that since government insists the two do not pose any threat to the security of the state, the Gitmo two should have joined the public in Parliament.