Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has warned the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) that they may be staring defeat in the face in the 2020 general elections if they fail to properly communicate their achievements.
The Octogenarian Kufour who was speaking during the ruling party’s Extraordinary Delegates Congress on Sunday said the Akufo Addo administration which has been plagued by allegations of corruption, should adopt a “Missionary Zeal” in governance.
“Our conduct should make it easy for Ghanaians to continue loving us and to continually give us their mandate,” said the ageing-yet-active former President.
“Our present government under the able leadership of President Nana Addo is doing very well, but we have got to tell our story…if we don’t trumpet our achievements, no one will tell them for us,” he said.
Ex-President Kufuor was talking amidst the NPP admittance that all was not well with its members who are grumbling because of the arrogance and the selfishness of appointees of President Akufo Addo.
Ex-President Kufour noted that that the NPP had suffered electoral losses in the past from its inability to spread its achievements, warning that history could repeat itself if the over-confident appointees of the current NPP government do not see the precarious situation they are in and start effectively demonstrating and communicating its achievements.
President Kufour’s warning is coming as the country eases itself slowly into 2020 where political campaigns will go into full gear.
The various reports of scandals have made it a dicey bet for the most optimistic observer of the chances of the NPP retaining a second-term, particularly after the massive goodwill the party enjoyed in 2016-a factor that led to the massive win of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, against the then incumbent John Dramani Mahama.