Monday, 17 June

Ghanaians 'not stupid' to give 'useless, corrupt' NPP gov't new term - Apaak tackles UE/R minister's 'silly' comment on 24-hour economy

Dr. Clement Abas Apaak

The Akufo-Addo-Bawumia government must pay dearly for their recklessness, the Deputy Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee and Member of Parliament for Builsa South Constituency, Dr. Clement Abas Apaak, has said.

While tackling Upper East Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu for demeaning former Preaident John Mahama's proposed 24-hour economy should he win the 2024 elections, Dr Apaak said the suffering that the people of Ghana have gone through under the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia government, must not be rewarded with another election victory.

Mr Yakubu had said a 24-hour economy would deprive farmers enough time to be with their wives.

He told party supporters up north that: "My brothers, when we work in our farms, and we are tired, in the night we have to go and sleep with our wives. In the night you want us to also be farming and people will take our wives away?”

In his response, Dr Apaak said: “What does a 24-hour economy have to do with farming at night and sleeping or not sleeping with wives at night? Don’t men in 24-hour economies sleep with their wives? Even in war zones, couples manage to do the needful". 

"The comments of the Upper East Regional Minister in reaction to JM’s much-welcomed 24-hour economy proposal ... typify the silly and deliberate ignorance of Dr. Bawumia and the NPP.”

Dr Apaak added: “Indeed, Bawumia and the NPP have nothing to offer Ghanaians. Ghanaians are not that stupid to give the useless, corrupt, and reckless Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP government an extension in office. No rational human being will choose a group that has inflicted such pain and suffering on him/her while living large as if there is no tomorrow". 

"The Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP government must pay dearly for the excruciating hardship they have subjected Ghanaians to.”