NPP Deputy Communications Director, Mike Oquaye Jnr. has lambasted President John Dramani Mahama for flying in a helicopter to tour Bimbilla in the Northern Region.
As part of the President’s tour of the Northern Region, His Excellency John Mahama was spotted campaigning with two helicopters in the area last week.
Though touring the country in an air craft is not a novelty to the President, there seems to be everything wrong with this particular trip; especially coming after the president officially indicated that he has commenced his re-election campaign.
This point was reinforced on Monday’s edition of Peace FM’s Kokrokoo when the NPP Deputy Communications Director and the Parliamentary candidate for Efutu on the ticket of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Nana Ofori Atta took their turns to scathingly attack the President’s tour to Bimbilla.
They both wondered why the President had to embark on his campaign for re-election in a helicopter.
“If you’re in the sky, flying in helicopter; how do you know the state of our road?” Mike Oquaye questioned, further stressing that this is why President Mahama would make claims that the flagbearer of his party, Nana Addo is sleeping.
He argued the President is using helicopters thus cannot see the bad nature roads in the communities.
Also commenting on the issue, the PPP Efutu Parliamentary candidate, Nana Ofori Atta bemoaned the President’s tour in helicopter to Bimbilla.
He noted that “President Mahama’s helicopter tour to the community was to show that he belongs to the bourgeois class in society”.
He decried the bourgeois mentality of the President, and called on Ghanaians to vote for his flagbearer Paa Kwesi Nduom as the best alternative during the general elections.