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Politics of Tuesday, 28 June 2016


NPP, NDC have failed to call their members to order - Akomea

Director of Communications for the opposition New Patriotic (NPP), Nana Akomea says both his party and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), have failed to call their members to order.

The former legislator and minister of communications in the erstwhile Kufour administration, an interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, agreed that the major political parties should blame themselves for the use of abusive and indecent language by some members of their party.

Nana Akomea, who was responding to questions over the use of abusive language by politicians, said, there is the need for the NDC and his own party to crack the whip on their members who use unsavoury language.

"Both the NDC and NPP have failed to call their members to order. I am sure there are some comments from the NPP which I can say were indecent; the NDC cannot escape from such utterances."

He insisted that, if the two parties should call their members to order, the trend where politicians use abusive language, will end.

He added, some of the members may be stubborn despite being questioned by their political parties on some utterances made.

Citing the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho as an example, Nana Akomea noted, he [Koku] although may have been queried by his party' keeps on attacking statesmen including the Supreme Court judges.

According to Nana Akomea, both the NPP and NDC should call their members to order. He went on further to cite another abusive language used by their Member of Parliament (MP), for Assin Central in 2012; where the party disassociated itself from it. On the same issue, he said the NDC government attempted charging him but failed to so, all due to political propaganda.

Nana Akomea described Kennedy Agyapong as a peaceful individual who may have made his statement out of anger, however, we will call him to order, he added.

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