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Politics of Thursday, 4 June 2020


Be measured in your utterances - Kabilla tells colleague politicians

James Kwabena Bomfeh play videoJames Kwabena Bomfeh

CPP Stalwart, James Kwabena Bomfeh has cautioned politicians to be measured in their utterances.

James Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly called Kabilla, was concerned about the unwholesome political pronouncements and seditious comments by some political figures in the country regarding the decision of the Electoral Commission to compile a new voters' register.

The Electoral Commission has announced that the registration exercise will commence in the middle of June this year, despite oppositions from the National Democratic Congress and other political entities.

Some political party bigwigs have sounded ''war drums'' making statements that are considered treacherous all in the name of politics.

But speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' on Wednesday, Kabilla advised his colleague politicians to leave behind their political differences when the issues are of national importance, hence they should seek a common national interest.

"We should be measured in our positions and our pronouncements . . . We should all know and accept that at any point in time, we don't know all the facts. At any point in time you don't know all the facts that there may be in an issue so be measured in your conclusions. In this country, I don't think we should adopt the attitude that I am a winner but you're a loser. It is not the way to go. When I look at the politics and the history of our country, how we have allowed partisanship to tear this nation apart. Sometimes, look, I am ideological but I am not entrenched. I don't believe in fanatism. I'm liberal because look back, can you imagine the quality of the political class in the early struggles for independence. That they all had a common understanding; of course, differences will be there but in approach, you say yours and I say mine. We then come at a certain convergence devoid of the animosities, the bitterness that some of us have come to inherit," he stressed.

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