VOLTA YOUTH LEAGUE ON KENNEDY AGYAPONG’S ETHNOCENTRIC COMMENT
4/24/2012 1:25:37 PM -
We the members of the Volta Youth League have over the years watched and observed the political direction particularly with the onset of the 4th Republican Constitution which emphasizes on democracy and the rule of law in this country.
We have also taken keen interest in the political discourses especially comments on the air waves of adherents of some political parties and their so called spokes-persons and special assistants.
We have also followed with keen interest the programmes and assurances of the political party leaders for the country for which we think their efforts to bring the country firmly on the path of development is well intentioned.
However the League is appalled by the emerging politically uncouth talks on the nation's air-waves. The recent outbursts of the NPP MP for Assin North Kennedy Ohene Agyepong on his own Oman Fm station in Accra must be condemned by all decent minded people. Kennedy Agyepong's conduct and threats on the air-waves in recent times point to the certain direction of the NPP. Even though the party has disassociated itself from it five clear days after his outburst, we daresay that, that is hypocritical and face saving in view of the treasonable nature of the statement. Lawyer Akoto-Ampaw, Dr. Whyte of the University of Ghana have all condemned the ill-thought statement. Juxtaposing the said statement with the yet another ill famous statement of ''all die be die'' by the flag bearer of the NPP, Nana Akuffo-Addo and the ''inward looking' description of the Ewes by Victor Owusu and the so called Akan hegemony agenda we can only conclude that the NPP is certainly pursuing a well calculated agenda against some ethnic groups in this country.
Ewes are peace loving and that is why we have remained calm in the face of all these extreme provocations in the interest of the nation.
The attacks on the police by the unruly supporters of the NPP are calculated to stampede the Police and the CID Headquarters is most unfortunate to say the least. If the NPP claims to be the so-called paragons of democracy and the rule of law the only suitable and reasonable thing to do now is to allow the law to work. We expect the leadership to impress on its members to leave the court premises. The besieging of the courts is indicative of the NPP's subtle attempt to coerce the judiciary. The leadership must be charged for the destruction of state property the CID Headquarters and elsewhere.
On this occasion we congratulate the Police for maintaining its stand. We believe that this is a fine opportunity for the Police to reassert itself as a law enforcement agency for the protection of the citizens of this country.
No individual or party is above the law.