Election 2016 Governance is not a PR exploit - Freddie Blay

Acting Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay speaks to pulse.com.gh about the party's preparation towards the November general elections

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Acting Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay speaks to pulse.com.gh about the party's preparation towards the November general elections

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President Mahama has reduced governance of the country to PR stunts. The acting chairman of the NPP Freddie Blay  has said.

Freddie Blay in an interview with Pulse com.gh said the president has lost total control of the management of the country.

“It’s been very poor. I am disappointed. The man is my friend, we were both in parliament; he is not doing the job. He considers the job as a PR endeavor.”

Blay was speaking to Pulse.com.gh on the party’s preparation towards the November general elections.

 He said the president has failed that is why the NPP should be the next government.

“It is work. When you sit on your desk and people are not delivering you have to make them think hard and not just plan to plunder.”

Blay said the NPP is still keeping its pressure on the EC to ensure there is a validation process with regards to the voters register.

The NPP after unsuccessfully calling for a new register is now pushing to have the names on the register validated when the registration starts in April.

Ensuring the register is clean according to the party is one of the key things as it heads into the elections in November.

“we suspect quite a number of people who don’t exit are still on the register and that one invariably, if we are not careful it will be in favour of the government.”

He said it may appear the EC is not listening to his party but “we are convinced that she and the commission don’t constitute an island. They have to listen, Ghanaians want a peaceful election”

He says if the EC refuses to heed to their request “definitely the election will go on but I must be very honest with you I cannot guess what our final reaction will be as an individual I cannot. As a party we are still discussing.”

The acting chairman said they are yet to put their campaign in full gear  even though the flagbearer, his running as well as the parliamentary candidates have begun sending their messages across.

The NPP’s message according to Blay largely remains the same, but with some modifications to address the new problems the NDC government has created.

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