Political Scientist at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Jonathan Asante Otchere has opined that the incumbent NPP government has no moral justification to seek a third term in office.
According to Mr. Asante Otchere, the party has been very abysmal, especially in the management of the economy hence should leave the scene for fresh hands.
The Political Scientist made this assertion when he reacted to the declaration of intention to contest in the NPP flagbearership race by the Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
He holds the view that both Dr. Bawumia and his party superintended over the current economic mess and it will be very difficult even for the party to defend the track record of the vice president.
He said the confidence that people reposed in the vice president is not what he had exhibited in office.
“Dr. Bawumia should have ensured that the economy did not deteriorate to use that as his launch pad for the presidency. Some of us believed that the president is an outright politician but the vice president is an economist but he ended up spewing so many lies and spoke with exaggerations,” he noted.
“What has gone on with the economy is not something the vice president, especially after being described as the economic ‘whiz kid’, can be proud of. NPP has no trustworthiness and has lost the moral authority to continue to govern this country and that represents Dr Bawumia as well,” he asserted.
However, despite his strong views against the candidature of Dr. Bawumia, Mr. Asante Otchere noted that the party will have a much easier task defending the records of former trades minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen should he emerge as the flag bearer because the vice president, over the years, has spoken with exaggerations and nothing more.