In a scathing critique of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Said Sinare, the former National Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed his views on the party’s evolution since its inception. Sinare alleges that the NPP has failed to advance beyond the “illogical” principles upon which it was founded and contends that the Nana Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has become nothing more than an electoral alternative to the NDC.
Sinare, a prominent figure within the NDC, made these assertions during a recent interview with a _Daily Democrat newspape_ .
He argued that the NPP’s origins, which can be traced back to its formation in 1992, have hindered its ability to adapt to the changing needs of the Ghanaian populace.
“The NPP was founded on principles that were, frankly, illogical and divisive,” Sinare remarked. “Their opposition to the 1992 Constitution, which was overwhelmingly endorsed by Ghanaians, is a prime example of this. Since then, the party has struggled to evolve beyond these initial positions.”
Sinare went on to suggest that the Nana Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, which has been in power since 2017, has not delivered on its promises of transformative change. Instead, he characterized it as merely a “ballot paper alternative” to the NDC, asserting that it has failed to offer innovative solutions to the nation’s challenges.
“Nana Akufo-Addo campaigned on a platform of change and progress, but in reality, we have seen little substantial change,” Sinare continued. “Many Ghanaians had hoped for significant improvements in areas such as the economy, healthcare, and education, but these expectations have largely been unmet.”
The NPP, led by President Nana Akufo-Addo, has countered Sinare’s claims, emphasizing its achievements during its tenure, such as Free Senior High School (SHS) education and various economic initiatives. They argue that these accomplishments demonstrate the party’s commitment to the welfare of Ghanaians.
As Sinare’s remarks continue to circulate, they have sparked discussions across the political spectrum, with supporters of both the NPP and NDC engaging in lively debates over the party’s progression and impact on Ghana’s development. This latest critique underscores the enduring political discourse that shapes the nation’s democratic landscape.