Insults, character assassinations not the best in Ghana’s body politicking – NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has advised the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to do politics devoid of vituperative languages to help build the country.

The deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen, who was presenting their solidarity message at the Accra International Trade Fare Centre, La, Accra, on Saturday indicated that “insults, character assassination” was not the best in the country’s body politicking.

Nana Obiri Boahen said the NDC and the NPP are the only two (2) major political parties that are likely to rule the country from time to time, noting with concern the practice of mudslinging, lies, propaganda that continues to divide the nation on political lines would not develop Ghana.

The former minister said there must be a collective effort to change the paradigm shift to help bring decency in the political space of the country.

Nana Oniri Boahene further appealed to NDC delegates to exhibit maturity to make the national elections successful.

Nana Obiri Boahen, a private legal practitioner, did not end his speech without taking a swipe at the NDC to be a responsible opposition party and make constructive criticisms that will help improve governance.


The number of candidates for this year’s national executive elections is 89, out of which 65 would contest for positions on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

The remaining 24 had earlier taken part in the women’s and youth conference that took place at Gomoa Fette in the Central Region last month.

The positions to be contested for are: national chairman, vice-chairman, general secretary, deputy general secretary, national organiser, deputy national organiser, communications officer, deputy communications officer, national executive committee members and the Zongo caucus coordinator.

About 15,000 people, made up of 9,350 delegates and 5,650 observers, are believed to have thronged the venue.


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