The Conventions People Party (CPP), Director of Communication in the Ashanti Region , Kofi Acquah is pining the death of former Vice President Amissah Arthur to the pressures of President Mahama’s failings as President.
He has also lamented the poor showing of National Democratic Congress (NDC) leadership at the final funeral rites of the former veep which commenced (Thursday Morning) with public viewing and file past of the remains of the former governor of the Central bank as part of the state funeral for the departed statesman.
Speaking on Ultimate Fm’s News Analysis talk show Fact File, hosted by Julius Caesar Anadem, Kofi Acquah stated; ‘it is very sad to see a poor showing of NDC members at the stateman’s funeral. How can this happen. Someone who was a Vice President for four years. How?’
He believes the guilt of the death of Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur is the reason the Former President Mahama failed to show up at his state funeral which begun today (Thursday).
‘‘Even Former President Mahama his Boss was not at the file pass, how. I understand he is outside the country monitoring some elections. How can he accept such a job when his number two in governance is been buried. This is not acceptable. It’s a grand design to spite Fantis in the NDC and this must not go unpunished by the electorates’’ he said.
The NDC treatment of Fantis in the party is appalling, they did it to Ekow Nkensen Arkaah , during President Rawlings time , similar things repeated under late Prof Atta Mills and now Amissah Arthur, Why Kofi Acquah opined.
‘Would he Mahama been happy, if people failed to attend his funeral, especially when they suffered because of his incompetent tag. Mahama was incompetent and that affected Amissah Arthur psychologically even after their government was booted out of office’’ He retorted.
Former President John Dramani Mahama is currently leading a 23-member Commonwealth Observer Group in Zimbabwean ahead of general election taking place on Monday July 30.
The Group, which will be deployed to 10 provinces across the country, will remain in Zimbabwe after the election till August 06.
The Observer Group is made up of 23 eminent people from across the commonwealth including; representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific.
Even though the Former President was absent at the first day one of the funeral rites of the late Amissah Arthur, some leading members were present, General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia , Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu , Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, NDC Party Chairman Ebenezer Kofi Ofori Portuphy
A burial service is expected to be held at the International Conference Centre in his memory after which a cortege will march the remains through some principal streets of Accra before the burial. The internment is strictly by invite.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur died on June 29 at the 37 military hospital after reportedly collapsing at the Air Force Gym while exercising. He was known for his tolerance and decency in a political atmosphere which is often acrimonious.
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