Former NDC Central Regional Chairman, Allotey Jacobs, has issued a caustic warning to his party members to stop denigrating his reputation.
Allotey Jacobs had addressed issues regarding President Akufo-Addo’s promise to construct 88 District and six Regional hospitals in the country within a year, last week on Peace FM.
He admonished the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to cease its verbal attacks against President Nana Akufo-Addo over the latter’s pledge to construct the hospitals, and further advised the party to adopt a wait-and-see approach to know whether the project could even be rolled out before attempting to shoot it down entirely.
“If he says he will construct them, we have to exercise patience and watch him. Where is he going to get the funds? How is he going to start? Should he claim to have started one or two, bear in mind that the residents in whose districts the hospitals are being constructed can bear witness or otherwise. So, for me, it is premature for him to be criticized because you’re even urging him on to even find resources to start the projects . . . If he can do it or not, what is important is that 88 districts in this country needs hospitals.
”When it’s getting close to elections and he hasn’t begun, then you can call out his bluff, but it’s too early to even say that it will be difficult or impossible to find the resources to complete it,” he said on ‘Kokrokoo’ on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
On the same platform, the party’s National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi challenged the composition of the panel stating strongly Allotey Jacobs doesn’t represent the NDC any longer and his submissions do not reflect the position of the party either.
Sammy Gyamfi’s comments seem to have courted hatred for Allotey Jacobs as he narrated to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Wednesday, May 6th edition of the show that some members and supporters of the opposition party have begun pitching him against the grass roots.
Contributing to a panel discussion on ‘Kokrokoo’ on Peace FM, the former NDC guru noted that his saboteurs even went as far as miscontruing his words claiming he has accused former President John Dramani Mahama of being corrupt, and also associated him with other false reports.
Allotey Jacobs warned those people to immediately stop badmouthing him stressing he is not deterred by their ”inferior communist tactics”.
”President Mahama knows I will not in anyway denigrate his name. A person like me who has been propounding that President Mahama is not corrupt, then I turn round but it is coming from my own people . . . My people won’t go to Peacefmonline to watch and listen to the entire programme. That is what I am going through and then they’re pitching me against the grass roots, organizers and so forth but I’m not deterred.”