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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Source: classfmonline.com

NDC not qualified to criticise NPP – Boahen


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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) does not have the moral right to criticise the party in power.

Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen has suggested that there have been deeper disagreements and divisions within the NDC which has resulted in several defections leading to the creation of other political parties.

He said at a press conference at the party’s headquarters on Wednesday, January 18, that: “Some of those who lost constituency primaries decided to contest as independent persons. Goosie Tanoh broke away from the NDC to form his own party. Dr Obed Asamoah also broke away to form his own party. Today, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has also broken away to form her own party”.

For him “ex-president Mahama has loads and tonnes of shame to bear with” in leading such a party.

He further warned the NDC to desist from baseless accusations and insults on the President else the party will not spare them.

”As for Kofi Portuphy, Asiedu Nketia, Koku Anyidoho and their gang, ladies and gentlemen, we shall caution that from now on if they throw mad at the president in whom we unprecedentedly and majority of Ghanaians reposed their confidence in, we will pay them back in equal measure. Enough is enough,” he told the gathering.

Mr Boahen was of the view that the NDC has been accusing Mr Akufo-Addo of being the brain behind the Invincible Forces, an alleged security wing of the party. He also indicated that four over four years the NDC sort to create the impression that Mr Akufo-Addo was a violent person.

For him the “acerbic and intemperate language poured on the president” is unfortunate.

It would be recalled that the NDC organized a press conference following the seizure of public institutions by alleged members of the NPP and accused the party leaders of master minding the rampage.

He said the abuse on the president and accusation was common before the elections and the NPP party thought it will stop after the polls but the NDC continues to rain abuses of Mr Akufo-Addo.

He is therefore calling on the leadership of the NDC to show respect to the president of the republic and desist from denting his image.

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