I won't respond to your 'rabbit' press confab - Mahama to NPP

The NPP on Wednesday organised a press conference to respond to the president's claim that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is unfit to question his competence.

President John Mahama

President John Mahama has stated that he will not respond to the recent press conference organised by the opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP, since he is focused on leading his party to victory in the 2016 presidential elections.

But, addressing a political gathering of National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters in the Volta Region, President Mahama described the NPP's  press conference as a “rabbit press conference.”

According to him, he is not moved by verbal attacks meted out to him at the press conference.“I’ve had my say, and don’t intend to respond to that press conference.”“I said in Accra that when a hunter heads to the bush to go and shoot an elephant, he doesn’t make time to stand and shoot at any rabbit that passes along. The press conference is a rabbit press conference. I won’t have time for rabbits because I am going to shoot an elephant,” he said.

RELATED: Bawumia knows nothing about presidency - MahamaThe acting national chairman of the NPP, Mr. Freddie Blay, at the said press  conference said “We do not think it is fair on the president, for us to compare Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to him. One, Dr Bawumia is not incompetent. Two, Dr Bawumia is not corrupt. Three, Dr Bawumia knows about economic management. Four, Dr Bawumia is competent”.“If competence is defined by a president, who promised to end 'dumsor' in 2013, and has been competently shifting that expiry date since then, and with no end in sight, then we rest our case,” Freddy Blay added.

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