General News of Sunday, 31 August 2014
The Executive Director IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has advised the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stop joking and re-strategize if they want to win power in 2016.
“If the NPP believes they are a viable opposition, they should stop the joking and try to organize themselves properly,” Franklin Cudjoe said.
Speaking on Citi FM’s News Analysis Programme, The Big Issue, Mr. Cudjoe asked the party to develop sensible and alternate policies that will deliver Ghanaians from the current crisis.
“Even though this is the worst form of governance that we have seen, if they assume that they can get into office by shouting hey corruption, hey corruption, without showing us a plan backed by proper calculations, they will be kidding themselves. We will wait for them when they bring their leaflets they call manifestos; we will see.”
A press conference held by the national executives of the NPP early this month turned bloody when some angry party youth stormed the party’s headquarters with machetes.
The angry NPP youth who caused the mayhem said they are unhappy with the current leadership of the party and are, therefore, demanding their removal.
Some have attributed the violent clashes to internal bickering within the party while others believe the mayhem at the party’s headquarters was orchestrated by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Commenting on the issue, Mr. Cudjoe said allegations that the NDC influenced the incident was unjustifiable and unsubstantiated.
He noted that followers of the NPP will not forgive party officials if they “continue chopping themselves up.”