The NDC’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, was reported widely on Ghanaweb and other news portals, describing the NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, as a failure. In the said publication, Ofosu Ampofo was reported to have said that, John Boadu has no competency or moral authority to criticize John Mahama and the NDC because he [John Boadu] has failed abysmally in managing the NPP. Such criticism of John Boadu especially coming from Chairman Ofosu Ampofo can only be laughable.
However, one can pardon Ofosu Ampofo for such absurdity, because he is so unstable as a result of the internal opposition he is receiving from his own NDC. He is unable to withstand the wrath of the rank and file of the NDC who are calling on him to account for his stewardship of the party. The woes of Ofosu Ampofo have become even more exacerbated following Asiedu Nketia’s decision to contest him for the National Chairmanship position, with the full backing of John Mahama.
It is therefore understandable that the man who is still battling with kidnapping cases in the courts (Ofoso Ampofo), will desperately seek to make himself relevant in the NDC by firing salvos at the leadership of the NPP hoping that same would help revive his failing political career. Unfortunately, this strategy of Ofosu Ampofo has yet again failed because he has chosen the wrong target (in the person of John Boadu), whose records in the management of the affairs of the NPP are not only unassailable but also unimpeachable.
How can Ofosu Ampofo, who, as director of elections of the NDC during election 2016 till date [more than 4 years now], has not been able to collate the NDC’s electoral figures, compare himself with the tried and tested John Boadu? Even with this record, Ofosu Ampofo still had the moral authority to contest for position in the NDC, and in fact, went on to become the Party’s National Chairman. It is only the NDC that would reward such crass ineptitude and mediocrity. No wonder he led them to another disastrous electoral defeat in 2020.
It is submitted that if it were the NPP, Ofosu Ampofo would not only be unfit to contest for any position in the party, but would not even be able to assert any relevance in the Party. He may even be lampooned and shunned if he attempted to come to the Party headquarters. How can such a “failing man” compare his records with the results-oriented John Boadu? We are talking about the Ofosu Ampofo who as National Chairman of the NDC cannot still tell the votes his Party got in the 2020 elections.
We are talking about the Ofosu Ampofo who lied to his Party supporters that the NDC had won the 2020 elections and called on them to jubilate on the streets. We are talking about the Ofosu Ampofo who led his Party to the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 general elections without a single pink sheet to prove their case.
No wonder it was such a monumental embarrassment for them in the Court. Is this what Ofosu Ampofo calls competence, which he claims John Boadu lacks? The gods must be crazy indeed. Well, if Chairman Ofosu Ampofo wants to be taken seriously, then he should first go and account for his stewardship to his party foot soldiers, as they are calling on him to do.
Once again, Ofosu Ampofo should not, in his widest dream, seek to compare his abysmal records with John Boadu’s. The difference is as vast as the size of the elephant. We are talking about John Boadu, the “adwenkese”, who led the NPP to implement a robust IT architecture both in the 2016 and 2020 elections that made it possible for the Party to collate its nationwide electoral results in all the over 38,000 polling stations and 275 constituencies in less than 12 hours; something Ofosu Ampofo could not do for his party in 4 years and in six months, after the 2016 and 2020 elections respectively.
Is Ofosu Ampofo talking about the John Boadu who, in the 2016 elections, led the NPP, as National Organizer, Director of Campaign Operations and as Acting General Secretary, to snatch as many as 55 parliamentary seats from the NDC? Interestingly, this was when Ofosu Ampofo was the NDC’s director of elections. In the presidential elections, the NPP also won by a vote margin of over 1million votes, an unprecedented feat in the fourth republic.
Who in the NDC has such records? It is obvious that if John Boadu was a member of the NDC, the party would be worshipping him. Obviously, they would have made him their perpetual flagbearer instead of the incompetent one [John Mahama]. Even in 2020 where the NPP made a net loss of 32 parliamentary seats, the party still won the Presidential by over 500,000 vote margin, which again is an unprecedented feat in the 4th republic for a party seeking re-election.
Ofosu Ampofo certainly needs to reassess himself before coming to pontificate. He has no records worthy of attention, let alone to seek to compare that non-existing records with John Boadu’s. Once again, it is undeniable that no man in the NDC has the kind of records that the results-driven John Boadu has. The lion and the lioness can never have the same strength. A word to the wise.
Alhaji Iddi Muhayu-Deen
NPP Youth Activist