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Politics of Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Politics of insults needless - Fritz Baffour

Fritz Baffour, MP Ablekuma South Fritz Baffour, MP Ablekuma South

Ghanaian politicians must desist from verbal abuse against one another as activities towards the 2016 election intensify, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, Fritz Baffour has cautioned.

The Former Minister of Information has challenged his colleagues to focus on issues as insults do not bring about any meaningful results.

Some members and supporters of some political parties have in recent times been involved in hurling vitriol at both President John Dramani Mahama and the main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo in a bid to discredit them for political gain, a trend many political scientists have identified as worrying.

Mr Baffour who took to his Facebook wall on Monday, October 31, to express his displeasure indicated that: “Parliament in Ghana takes a break for a month to give sitting members an opportunity to do their last-minute campaigning before the national elections in December, though I am not on the ballot papers by choice, I shall be doing my intense bit for my party to retain power. In doing so, I resolve not to malign, insult or cast aspersions at our political rivals as I believe that is a road to nowhere”.

He was of the view that the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) “has a solid track record that we can dwell on so it is unnecessary for one to be negative and disparaging”.