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Politics of Thursday, 14 May 2015


NPP not ready to win 2016 elections... - Pratt Jnr.

Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, believes the opposition New Patriotic Party [NPP] is not ready to win back power from the ruling National Democratic Congress [NDC] come 2016.

He noted that, internal wrangling in the NPP is a clear manifestation that the party is likely to stay in opposition if issues are not solved amicably before the 2016 polls.

Kwesi Pratt rhetorically asked on Adom FM “So will the NPP go back to the Supreme Court after 2016 election?”

“So what they [NPP] are doing in their party…if they lose the 2016 election, will they seek court action again? Hmmm,” he added.

The veteran journalist further expressed worry over some utterances by NPP party leaders, namely Member of Parliament for Assin North in the Central Region, Mr Kennedy Agyapong and former NPP flagbearer hopeful, Dr. Arthur Kennedy.

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong unleashed verbal attacks on his party for their handling of the Osafo Maafo leaked tape.

According to him, there was nothing wrong with what Osafo Maafo was quoted to have said in the tape and that it was wrong for the NPP to disassociate themselves from the comments of their stalwart.

The firebrand NPP MP condemned his political party and said they will continue to be in opposition as long as they continue with their book long behaviour.

Noted for being a brash oftentimes in the NPP and speaking in the local language twi, interspersed with English, Mr Agyapong described members of the NPP as “fools.” They are bogus,” he said and expressed regret being a member of the opposition party.

He said because of their “book-long” attitude, “NPP will stay in opposition forever.”

Recently, Dr. Arthur Kennedy accused NPP’s flag-bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of scheming to remove from office, the duly elected party Chairman, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong of the main opposition NPP.

He opined that the "dumb obsession" by Nana Addo to remove duly elected and loyal executives bespeaks intolerance and he must abandon such plans since it will lead to his defeat.

However, Kwesi Pratt noted that “Arthur Kennedy’s assertion is the indication that, Nana Akufo Addo is intolerant”.