A leading member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has hit back at the flagbearer of All Peoples Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga.
“I hear an “opposition” presidential candidate has started attacking Nduom and Nana Addo. He says at 72, the latter should not be staying in the house his father built. Is this supposed to be an attack?!? If Nana Addo, one of Ghana’s most successful lawyers, were materialistic he would have probably owned 30 houses by now plus others abroad” he wrote on his facebook page.
This follows comments made by Hassan Ayariga against the flagbearers of the NPP, Nana Akufo Addo and the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Paa Kwesi Nduom.
Speaking in an interview on an Accra-based radio station, the APC flagbearer described himself as the best candidate to win the 2016 elections.
According to him, “I made my first $1million at the age of 24 without working with any government. I have never been in a government position; I have never worked as a Minister for you to say I have stolen government money. I built my first house at the age of 22…; at age 72, my senior and my father, Nana Akufo-Addo, is still living in his father’s house. At this age 72, I would have retired from politics and been advising young men of this country to move this country forward and not contest with them anymore….So, if they go round telling Ghanaians Ghana is in crisis and Ghana has become a difficult place for us to live and that we need a change, yes, let’s accept and believe that we need change but that change will not be a change from the NDC to any of them because if Ghana is in crisis, these people are part of the problem why Ghana is in crisis today, because they were given the opportunity to serve and have served,”
However, Gabby disagrees.
This is what he said on his facebook page said:
I hear an “opposition” presidential candidate has started attacking Nduom and Nana Addo. He says at 72, the latter should not be staying in the house his father built. Is this supposed to be an attack?!? If Nana Addo, one of Ghana’s most successful lawyers, were materialistic he would have probably owned 30 houses by now plus others abroad.
What he has done is to improve upon what his father left him, dedicating all his energies to pursuing happiness for the greatest number of people. He is overly generous with whatever wealth he gets. He is not greedy. He does not possess even a credit card and does not have a foreign account.
Yes! He owns three houses, one built by his father (Nima), another built by his mother (Kyebi) and one he built (East Legon), where he lived as MP and Minister. Ghana is blessed to have in 2017 a president who is not driven by material things for himself but for all citizens of his nation. He is honest, he is selfless and he is not corrupt. He is just a simple man, with a big heart and a big mind.