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File image - Former Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.

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According to him, many people thought it was a done deal for the NDC, despite the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) audacious promises to electorates. He added that with the benefit of hindsight, the experience garnered will be used to wrestle power from the NPP in the 2020 elections.
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Former Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has tagged the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, as a walking contradiction.

Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, served under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led government of the late Prof. Atta Mills.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Bola Ray on Star FM's Starr Chat programme, the former Board Chairman of the Ghana Ports And Harbour Authority asserted that the President promised a lean government, and a protection of the nation's purse. However, a cursory look at his government, he said, shows that his government is riddled with family and friends, and is unprecedentedly the largest government in the country’s history.

Commenting on Free Senior High School Policy, he admitted it is a good policy, but it was blighted by meningitis as a result of pressure. He believes that if the government had used a piecemeal approach, it would have erased the pressure.

Asked whether he felt let down by former President, John Dramani Mahama, for not appointing him as a Minister, he responded that he did not harbour hard feelings towards the former President.
He also revealed that apathy on the part of supporters, and complacency contributed to the defeat of the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) in the 2016 General Elections.

According to him, many people thought it was a done deal for the NDC, despite the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) audacious promises to electorates. He added that with the benefit of hindsight, the experience garnered will be used to wrestle power from the NPP in the 2020 elections.

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