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Politics of Friday, 26 January 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

'Stop politics of insult' - Awuku tells aspirants

The National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party, Sammi Awuku, has called for an end to the politics of insults and character assassination among the party's national youth organiser hopefuls.

At a lunch meeting called at his behest in Accra on Thursday, Mr. Awuku, expressed concerns at the apparent lack of respect among the hopefuls and the derogatory comments from their members, especially on social media.

"Instead of you and your supporters to help propagate government information on social media, you spend most of the time engaging in unnecessary debates and attacks," Mr. Awuku scolded the aspirants. At least, Sammi Awuku remarked, engage in cutting-edge issues confronting the youth wing.

"We have a party and government to run, and you must know that is paramount. That comes first before your interest," he counseled them. The National Youth Organiser also revealed that, he has formed a committee, headed by the deputy national youth organiser, Salam Mustapha, to monitor comments and statements from the hopefuls and their members, and they will answer any negative comment from them when vetting begins.

"Call your supporters to order. Let them know that their conduct reflects the conduct of their leaders.

"I am not trying to quench the fire or to cow you, if your contest generates heat devoid of insults, it's good," Mr Awuku averred.

He also reminded the Hopefuls that, they will have to be mindful of their utterances against each other, beacuse they will be working together as party members after the contest.

National Youth Organiser aspirant hopefuls present at the meeting were, Nana Boakye, Dominic Eduah, Kamal Deen, Alhassan Abdul Ganiyu and Bright Essifil.

The hopefuls have pledged to engage in issues-based campaign before and after their vetting.

Each of them came to the meeting with three (3) members of their campaign team.