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NPP serving Ghanaians a variation of family, friends, and concubines’ govt’ – Frimpong-Boateng

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The New Patriotic Party government according to Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, is serving Ghanaians a “variation of “family, friends, and concubines’ government”, and controlling the press through “bribery and intimidation.”

The cardio surgeon, reacting to an attack by thugs of the New Patriotic Party on an Accra-based television station, UTV, said, the current government has weaponised state institutions to allow the perpetuation of corruption by silencing transformative voices in the country.

In a statement issued by the medical doctor Sunday, October 8, 2023, he said “instead of development in freedom, we are witnessing unprecedented intimidation, economic retrogression, and suffering in silence. NPP, How Did We Get Here?”

“To make matters worse, the ‘NPP establishment’ is busy promoting a presidential candidate, who to my mind is the most vulnerable and has more baggage than all the aspirants. It is like shopping for a problem when they already have an answer,” he added.

The former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, also said in his release that he believed that “in Ghana the New Patriotic Party is the only major political party whose foundations are based on the principles of the rule of law, respect for the rights, opinions and dignity of the individual, fundamental human rights, pluralism and above all the separation of powers. The NPP tradition, as far as I know, does not believe that political power should be entrusted into the hands of one individual or a group of individuals and their family, friends, and concubines.”

He described as a “tyrant, dictator, or despot (congenital or acquired)”, any leader that fails to realise the prosperity and wellbeing of his people with “real socio-economic development and prosperity” but rather does the opposite.

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng reminded the NPP not to forget where they were eight years ago, begging the general public to make donations to them before they secured power.

Some individuals believed to be members of the New Patriotic Party invaded the studios of UTV during a live telecast of their United Showbiz, a weekend entertainment programme and threatened the host and guests saying the composition of the panel and other acts that were exhibited on the show was an indictment on the NPP and the ruling government.

Sixteen (16) persons were subsequently arrested by the police after a report by the Ministry of Information and management of the station. The NPP, NDC and other stakeholders including the Ghana Journalists Association have all condemned the act.

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