National Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea says no amount of pressure will force them to release their 2016 manifesto for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to steal.
According to him, the party’s manifesto is ready and due for launch somewhere in August, however, the party is reconsidering a postponement of the launch due to plans by the NDC to steal from their manifesto.
General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketiah recently announced that the NDC’s manifesto is ready and will soon be launched.
The chief scribe of the party at the celebration of the party’s 24th anniversary celebration said, the manifesto is ready and awaiting the assent of President John Mahama before it can be launched.
But speaking to Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, the former legislator said the NDC have not drafted their manifesto yet but rather waiting for the NPP to launch their’s so they can copy and paste.
He stressed, ”we will not be forced to launch our manifesto to allow the NDC steal it. They’ve always done that but we will not allow them to do it this time around.”
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Independent People’s Party and the United Democratic Party (UDP) are the only political parties that have launched their manifestos ahead of the general elections.