Bernard Allotey Jacobs, Central Regional Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress, yesterday gave indication that his party would employ ‘sulia’, to wit, tricks, to win the 2016 general elections.
According to the aspiring Regional Chairman of the NDC, they will make sure that Ghanaians are ‘well-fed’, adding that once that has been done, they can play ‘sulia’ game with the NPP to win the elections.
He was speaking as a co-panelist, with NPP National Women Organiser, Otiko Afisa Djaba, on Adom TV’s ‘Badwam’ yesterday.
He was commenting on the statement by Dr Richard Amoako-Baah, Head of the History and Political Science Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, that the NPP should be dissolved if it fails to win the 2016 elections the ‘wobbly NDC’.
The NPP National Women’s Organizer considered the statement by Allotey Jacobs very insulting to the intelligence of the Ghanaian electorate.
“You see, by what he said, the NDC believes stealing the nation’s money and starving the people is the way to win elections, so that once the money has been piled up, they can satisfy the temporal needs of the electorate close to the elections using their own money, just to buy votes. And this is what they have been doing over the years and this is an insult to the voters,” Mr Otiko later told the New Statesman.
She regretted the fact that even though businesses are collapsing in the country because of the ‘dumso-dumso’ and other unfavourable business conditions, including corruption, with life now very unbearable for all, except those close to the nation’s resources, President Mahama and his NDC remain insensitive.
“They are only thinking of how to use the people’s own money to play ‘sulia’ on the NPP to win the elections; they are only thinking about winning elections and not how to make life better for the people, as they claimed with their own failed Better Ghana Agenda. Ghanaians must open their eyes and sit up and make sure the NDC does not take them for granted and deceive them again,” Mr Otiko added.
According to her, all the corruption and looting of the nation’s resources going on, as evidenced by the Brazil thievery and other corruption scandals, are all part of the NDC’s ‘sulia’ game to use the people’s own money to win the election, as they did during the 2012 election.
She accused the Mahama-led administration of not setting its priorities right, explaining that was part of the reason important projects like the Ghana gas project, which was supposed to have to have completed long ago, are still behind schedule.
“That is also part of the reason why the NDC, in spite of the suffering of the people, can mobilize about $20million to build up that edifice as office,” Otiko stressed, adding: “They have failed in doing their part of the social contract they entered into Ghanaians to give them a better Ghana, and I think the electorate should not allow the NDC to play their ‘sulia’ game with their own money, as they did in 2012, to deceive them again.”