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General News of Saturday, 24 December 2016


Defecting to NPP is not in my dictionary - Ackon

Ashanti Regional minister, John Alexander Ackon Ashanti Regional minister, John Alexander Ackon

The outgoing Ashanti regional Minister John Alexander Ackon has stated categorically that he will not defect from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He indicated that defecting to the incoming NPP administration is not in his dictionary describing it as a ‘not fair’ statement from a section of the public who say he is a good politician but belongs to a wrong party.

According to him, these comments from some Ghanaians is not complimentary advising them to respect his political affiliation and his choices.

Speaking with host of Abusua Nkommo on Abusua FM Kwame Adinkrah, he described it as a very offensive comment and that the NDC is not a wrong party as speculated saying he does not need NPP.

‘‘I don’t spare people who make this comment, I have been arguing with people on this, that is how God created us, we all have choices, nobody can tell me that NPP is a better party than NDC. It is not written anywhere. They should respect people independent of their opinions’’.

‘‘Just respect me for who I am and part of the respect is that I belong to the NDC. I don’t have any single idea in my life to defect. Defecting to NPP is not in my dictionary, I feel insulted when people say this, what is a wrong party? Does it makes sense to you? It’s a good idea they are supporting me but unfortunately that statement in itself is backward, it’s not far reaching. It’s humanely wrong, we all have our right to decisions’’.

‘‘They think it’s a complimentary comment but it’s very offensive, that statement is not fair, I don’t need them, we all Ghanaians. How many of us are Ministers even in NDC? Do you have to be a Minister before you can help a political party or Ghana as a whole to grow? I don’t think so,’ a livid outgoing Minister said’’.

Mr Ackon pointed out that the NPP is in no way better than the NDC and that they do not have better men to be at the helm of affairs of the country than the latter.

The defeated Parliamentary candidate for Obuasi West Constituency said the NPP cannot compare itself to NDC when it comes to the human resources force.

‘‘You cannot even convince me on the human resources they have,’’ he said.

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