General News of Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Deputy Minority Leader Dominic Nitiwul has described founder-member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Charles Wereko-Brobby as “an unnecessary element” within the party.
Dominic Nitiwul stopped short of describing the former Ghana@50 Secretariat boss as an opportunist who reaps where he has not sown.
The Deputy Minority Leader wonders if Dr Wereko-Brobby would have had the chance to serve as CEO of the golden jubilee Secretariat in the Kufuor administration if other leaders of the NPP had resigned from the party to form splinter parties like he did in 1996.
Dominic Nititwul was reacting to Dr Wereko-Brobby’s open letter in which he described the NPP’s decision to boycott the Buem and Akatsi South by-elections as illogical, nonsensical and farcical.
But Dominic Nitiwul has lampooned Dr. Wereko-Brobby describing him as a nonentity in the current NPP.
“I think that he has made himself an unnecessary element within the party and we don’t want to bother ourselves talking about him,” he said.
He said Dr. Wereko-Brobby only enjoyed the fruits of other people’s labour in the period when former President Kufuor was in power even though he (Wereko-Brobby) decided to go and form his party after losing the primaries ahead of the 2000 elections.
Hon. Nitiwul said: “other people worked, he came to enjoy the fruits of it. We are working. Maybe when we work and we win power again, he may come back to enjoy the fruit again.”
He said Dr. Wereko-Brobby should have spent time asking the leadership and lawyers of the party to take a glance at the evidence available before going on a tangent to write articles about how wrong it is to go to court over the matter.