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General News of Saturday, 30 May 2015


NPP infighting: Akufo-Addo’s truce call belated – Ephson

The call for truce in the troubled opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) by its flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo is belated and will not do much to fix the crisis that has bedeviled the party, pollster Ben Ephson has said.

According to him, the peace speech would have had the needed impact if it had come a little earlier.

The NPP is in a state of confusion as seven regional branches have called for the resignation of its national chairman Paul Afoko and general secretary Kwabena Agyepong following the killing of its Upper East regional chairman Adams Mahama.

The two executives have also been accused of masterminding division in the party.

But the former foreign Affairs minister in an address at the party’s headquarters Friday said the accusations and bickering in the party must cease immediately.

“The NPP way of doing things is to be guided by law and order and I ask that normalcy return to our headquarters and party offices. I ask that we extend mutual respect to each other and we listen to each other.

“I will not tolerate chaos within our party. The recriminations against ourselves in this period of healing, I repeat, must stop” he said.

However, the managing editor of the Dispatch Newspaper said the call is late in coming.

He told Starr News Nana Addo would have helped the course of the party if he had spoken earlier.