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General News of Friday, 29 May 2015


Kufuor laments as NPP officials cross swords

Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor is not a happy man as officials of his party the New Patriotic Party (NPP) fight each other in public.

The cracks in the leadership front of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition deepened in the last few days following the killing of the Upper East regional chairman of the NPP Alhaji Adams Mahama.

Party executives have been at each other’s throat as incensed supporters call for the resignation of the national chairman Paul Afoko and general secretary Kwabena Agyepong for allegedly having a hand in the death of the regional chairman who was acid-attacked.

Kufuor said he is worried about the happenings in the party and cautioned against “acrimonious accusations in the media” which he said “only serve to further divide their ranks and allow heir detractors to infiltrate them.”

In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Frank Agyekum, Kufuor lamented that he finds it troubling that issues that must be resolved in accordance with laid down procedures of the party’s constitution are constantly being discussed in the media without regard to the overall effect on its fortunes.

He drummed home the need for calm and circumspection in the affairs of the party.

According to him, the NPP needs to unite not only for its own good but for that of the entire nation that is looking up to it as the alternative government

Kufuor stated that Mahama’s death should unite the party instead of dividing them. He appealed that the “national investigative system that has already taken charge of the process be allowed to work rather than the party seeming to preempt the outcome.”