The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako has heavily descended on Kofi Portuphy, – National chairman of the opposition NDC – describing him as a weak political leader.
According to Mr. Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, Mr. Portuphy is allowing himself to be ordered around by the “boys in [the NDC] party to engage in trivialities in the name of politics.”
Further describing the opposition party leader as disappointing and an unassertive leader, Chairman Boasiako charged Mr. Portuphy to learn from Mr. Freddy Blay, acting national chairman of the ruling NPP on how to responsibly lead a party in opposition.
Speaking to newsmen, the NPP regional chairman, expressed sadness that the NDC chairman still allows himself to be used as a puppet by “these so-called babies with sharp teeth” to advance their political ambitions at the detriment of his reputation.
According to Wontumi, the hurriedly organized press conference by the NDC led by Mr. Portuphy clearly shows that he has not learnt from his counterpart in the NPP.
“The NPP has been in opposition for eight years and the NDC saw the kind of responsible opposition leadership that we showed, however, sad to note that they did not learn from us.”
He continued: “Well…they were busily stealing from Ghanaians so they did not see the kind of civilized and responsible opposition we gave them, especially, coming from Freddy Blay in the round up to the 2016 elections.
“If the NDC and Portuphy want to be taken seriously by the good people of Ghana, then they should start learning from our chairman Mr. Blay.”
“This is what I call accountable, responsible and focused leadership”, the regional party chairman stated, urging Mr. Kofi Portuphy to challenge himself and lead his party well in ensuring that the country have a standard and credible opposition political party who can constructively check the government and put it on its toes.
Published on 22 July 2017 | 12:18 pm at Source