April 18, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah is urging President John Evans Attah Mills to remain focused and not to be distracted by the continuous tension in the NDC party.

The President has come under increasing pressure in recent times from some members of the ruling NDC, especially former President Jerry John Rawlings, for what they say is his weak leadership.

The Ex President has expressed disappointment in the Mills led government, saying they had failed to deliver on the promises made to Ghanaians and also failed to take the moral high ground to justify their continued rule.

The wrangling and tension in the ruling party has gone a notch higher with the resignation of former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings as the Vice Chairperson of the NDC to contest President Mills during the upcoming Presidential contest, a development some political watchers believe have sent some shocking waves down the spine of the President and his supporters.

President Mils on the second leg of his nationwide tour declared, “No amount of diversionary tactics will move us from our desired goal and objective,” and challenged his critics to compare his achievements over the two-year period he has been in office to that of his predecessors.

However speaking on Peace FM’s morning show “Kokrokoo” the Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah stated that President Mills must remain unfazed by the “turmoil’’ in his party but concentrate on his promise of delivering a “Better Ghana Agenda’’.

He noted that administering the country till the end of his term in office must be more important and dear to the heart of President Mills rather than his quest to lead the NDC as Presidential Candidate come the July NDC party congress.

“Ghana is bigger than the NDC, the President must concern himself with improving the lives of Ghanaians more than his desire to be the presidential candidate’’. He said.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh