Nana Addo, NPP must suffer the full Volta penalty over Agyapong's comments- Okudzeto Ablakwa
5/5/2012 11:30:18 AM -
A deputy Information Minister says the New Patriotic Party and its flagbearer cannot 'eat their cake and have it' and must pay the full electoral penalty of what has become the first 'genocidal' comment by a politician.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said Nana Addo cannot refuse to condemn the comments made by Kennedy Agyapong in his infamous war declaration and still hope the NPP will not be punished electorally by the people in Volta Region for the same comment.
The NPP flagbearer held a meeting with the Volta Region House of Chiefs during which he outlined his party's vision for the country and for the region.
Nana Addo was quick to dissociate himself and the party from the comments made by Kennedy Agyapong, assuring of his unflinching desire to uphold a country rich in multi-ethnic and religious diversity.
Asked what his opinion was on the statement made by Kennedy Agyapong the NPP flagbearer said the issue is before court and would rather not make any public statement on the matter, except to emphasise that his party will not condone ethnic divisive comments from any member.
Some political analysts have applauded the gesture of the NPP flagbearer but the deputy Information Minister told Joy News Nana Addo was blatantly 'opportunistic,' and 'insincere' and his gesture only meant to buy votes from the chiefs and people of the Volta Region.
He said the NPP flagbearer cannot remain silent on the Kennedy Agyapong matter by taking refuge in the courts and jump on roof tops and move from one radio station to another to make comments on the Woyome matter which is equally in court.
That he said smacks of double standards and an insult to Ghanaians.
Okudzeto Ablakwa said the NPP cannot hold a hero's welcome to Kennedy Agyapong at their party HQ, compose songs and celebrate him and at the same time turn around to lure residents of Volta Region for votes.
He said the NPP leader has no moral authority to condemn the comments by Kennedy Agyapong when he is on record to have started the ethnocentric comments with the infamous 'Yen Akanfo' to wit 'We Akans' and the 'All-die-be-die comments.'