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General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017


Obiri Boahen hungry for appointment - Anita De Sosoo

First Vice Chairperson of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita De Sosoo has expressed her utmost dissatisfaction about threats of reprisal attacks by the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP), Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen.

According to her, she least expected a lawyer like Nana Obiri Boahen to make such comments which she believes will only make the party unpopular.

She indicated that, Nana Obiri Boahen made those remarks because he is eager and ‘hungry’ for appointment in the NPP government.

“So the NPP do not have better people to address the press than allow Nana Obiri Boahen to organize press conference and threaten us. I think he is just doing that for Nana Addo to notice him and give him appointment in his government.

“Even with that he will still not get any position and so if he still needs an appointment, he should come and see me, I can lobby for him to get it but using this means is just useless” she said on an Accra based Okay fm.

Lawyer Obiri Boahen addressing the press at the party’s headquarters in Accra, said, they are tired of the allegations of attacks from the NDC and threats of reprisal attacks.

He slammed the police administration over what he termed unprofessional conduct and the way and manner they have dealt with issues of attacks in the country.

The party has not endorsed or ordered any party member to seize state property or attack NDC supporters and so we are urging the police to be up and doing” he said.

He said, the police only take action against known NPP members when such issues come up but treats the NDC with kid gloves, on same issues.

‘’The leadership of the NPP has not ordered any member to attack people or seize property. We will not do that nor stand behind anyone who attacks people. The law is the law and must be applied in a affair and balanced manner,’’ he said.’

He lambasted Mr. Kofi Porturphy, Chairman of the NDC following a press conference he addressed last week; slamming President Nana Akufo –Addo over the attacks and calling on him to call the members to order.

Lawyer Obiri Boahen said, they are fed up with the allegation and threats from the NDC hence the NPP is ready to match them boot for boot.

But Madam Anita De Sosoo urged the leadership of the party to rather channel their grievances to the rightful authorities and not allow lawyer Obiri Boahen to incite members of the NPP to cause mayhem in the country.

“If you are in trouble, you contact the security or the authorities in charge. If the NPP goes on like this, trust me, it won’t end in a good taste” he noted.

She noted that they will continue criticizing the Nana Addo government whiles in opposition till the right thing is done.