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Being in government is better than opposition - John Boadu

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He confirmed rumours that he turned down a ministerial appointment just to remain in an executive position to work for the betterment of the party. According to him, he made his intentions known to the President before the NPP wrestled power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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The Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has said that being in government is a better option than being in opposition.


Mr. Boadu made this known during an interview with Bola Ray on Starr FM's Star Chat programme.

The soft spoken secretary added that being in government offers the opportunity to those who were in the trenches with the sitting government to have a feel of government. He mentioned that, being in government puts one in good stead to solve the people's problems.

He confirmed rumours that he turned down a ministerial appointment just to remain in an executive position to work for the betterment of the party. According to him, he made his intentions known to the President before the NPP wrestled power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Asked how he felt when he was asked to take over the reins of the General Secretary position, he made it known that it was a call to duty. He said he sees it as a service to the party. He stated that he was made to act in that position as a result of his background and experience.

Quizzed on whether the former General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong should be reinstated, he answered that it should be left to the Disciplinary Committee of the Party since they have the authority and jurisdiction to deal with it.

Questioned about a viral video that has an NPP sympathizer running down the party, he answered that it is a backward act. He added that such individuals should rather push for their views to be heard for further clarification or explanation. He noted that the party takes an exception to such acts.

Touching on State Owned Enterprises, he unequivocally stated that most of them have outlived their usefulness. As regards Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), he advised that they must catch up with modern times. He suggested that the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) should employ the youth who are flexible and think quickly on their feet to aid the corporation.

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