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Ablakwa rebuffs Mac Manu’s propaganda claims on CDD survey

Ablakwa rebuffs Mac Manu’s propaganda claims on CDD survey

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MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has rebuffed claims from New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart, Peter Mac Manu that results of a recent post-election survey from the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) was influenced by propaganda.

Mr. Ablakwa, citing multiple scandals which were reported in the first term of President Akufo-Addo, argued that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other critics were not responsible for those misdoings.

He further opined that the former NPP National Chairman, seeking to pass the responses of the CDD’s sample population as being influenced by NDC propaganda is a stretch of the facts.

“You should be able to accept that this survey calls for concern. We accept it, we will work on it and you can go further to talk about what you are going to do but don’t be dismissive and say it is all propaganda and the people are being fed with propaganda.

“The PDS scandal is not propaganda, the Ameri Innovation contract which would have cost this country a loss of some 800million dollars is not propaganda. The over 5million tons of fuel that got missing at BOST up to now, nobody has been held liable, is not propaganda. The Australian Visa scandal; that is not propaganda.

“There have been very palpable, tangible, concrete examples of corruption. The President himself has had to fire people, he has had to promise investigations except that often these investigations lead us nowhere,” Mr. Ablakwa said on Newsfile Saturday.

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has rebuffed claims from New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart, Peter Mac Manu that results of a recent post-election survey from the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) was influenced by propaganda.

Mr. Ablakwa, citing multiple scandals which were reported in the first term of President Akufo-Addo, argued that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other critics were not responsible for those misdoings.

He further opined that the former NPP National Chairman, seeking to pass the responses of the CDD’s sample population as being influenced by NDC propaganda is a stretch of the facts.

“You should be able to accept that this survey calls for concern. We accept it, we will work on it and you can go further to talk about what you are going to do but don’t be dismissive and say it is all propaganda and the people are being fed with propaganda.

“The PDS scandal is not propaganda, the Ameri Innovation contract which would have cost this country a loss of some 800million dollars is not propaganda. The over 5million tons of fuel that got missing at BOST up to now, nobody has been held liable, is not propaganda. The Australian Visa scandal; that is not propaganda.

“There have been very palpable, tangible, concrete examples of corruption. The President himself has had to fire people, he has had to promise investigations except that often these investigations lead us nowhere,” Mr. Ablakwa said on Newsfile Saturday.

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has rebuffed claims from New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart, Peter Mac Manu that results of a recent post-election survey from the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) was influenced by propaganda.

Mr. Ablakwa, citing multiple scandals which were reported in the first term of President Akufo-Addo, argued that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other critics were not responsible for those misdoings.

He further opined that the former NPP National Chairman, seeking to pass the responses of the CDD’s sample population as being influenced by NDC propaganda is a stretch of the facts.

“You should be able to accept that this survey calls for concern. We accept it, we will work on it and you can go further to talk about what you are going to do but don’t be dismissive and say it is all propaganda and the people are being fed with propaganda.

“The PDS scandal is not propaganda, the Ameri Innovation contract which would have cost this country a loss of some 800million dollars is not propaganda. The over 5million tons of fuel that got missing at BOST up to now, nobody has been held liable, is not propaganda. The Australian Visa scandal; that is not propaganda.

“There have been very palpable, tangible, concrete examples of corruption. The President himself has had to fire people, he has had to promise investigations except that often these investigations lead us nowhere,” Mr. Ablakwa said on Newsfile Saturday.

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee’s comments come on the back of the 2020 post-election CDD survey that revealed that 62% of Ghanaians are not confident in the Akufo-Addo administration’s ability to curb corruption.

Also, 53% of respondents said they are not confident in government’s ability to protect the country’s financial resources by promoting accountability in public service.

In an earlier submission, Mr. Mac Manu suggested that these responses only came as reaction to persistent propaganda.

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