An aide to H.E Alhaji Said Sinare, Japhet Festus Gbede has accused General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia of attempts to bring divisions among the various tribes in the country.
In a release, Japhet Festus Gbede bemoans a statement by Bismark Kpobi, an aide to the NDC scribe alleging that party Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo will be sponsored by the NPP against the outgoing general secretary.
According to Japhet Festus Gbede, the allegation which is false is a decisive sponsored attack on the NDC party, a threat against national cohesion, and a breach of the party's constitution.
In the release, he said it appears that Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia and his campaign team want to cause more division and strife in Ghana than they have done in the NDC party.
“I want to use this very opportunity to warn my brother, Mr. Bismarck Kpobi and all the young people at the camp of Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketia that, Politics does not confer on anyone the license to be irresponsible and reckless when issuing statements for public perusal,” Japhet Festus Gbede said in his statement.
Read the full release below:
Bismark Kpobi's Tribal Attack On Our National Chairman Is A Repulsive Act Of Desperation and should be condemned without fear or favor.
Comrades, I woke up this morning to see some falsehoods, allegations, and misguided statements issued by an aide to our outgoing general secretary, Mr. Jonson Asiedu Nketia, and I want to state that Bismark Kpobi's tribal statement and declaration that Chairman Ampofo will be sponsored by the NPP against our outgoing general secretary is a decisive sponsored attack on our party and National cohesion and a breach of our party's constitution.
It is beyond the pale for a senior dweller and a former aspirant in the last constituency election to so brazenly instigate strife and disunity in our party in pursuit of their befuddled political self-interest.
This further exposes his candidate for his desperation for power after repeated failed "attempts," resorting to parochial sentiments in the process.
Mr. Bismarck Kpobi's words ring loud of extreme and mindless desperation, and such an extremely desperate team cannot and must not be entrusted with the most important job of National Chairman—a job whose core duty is that of leading, uniting, and working in the best interest of all in an ethno-religious pluralistic society as Ghana. Our party does not need this kind of highly inflammable rhetoric now or ever.
What is even more confounding is that he branded his candidate as one who has touted himself as being on a mission to unify our party's front, but the cat has finally been let out of the bag of him, who pays lip service to unity while working hard to undermine our national and party unity.
Our party members and delegates know far better than what Bismark Kpobi thinks and will not walk down that slippery slope with him.
It appears that Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia and his campaign team want to cause more division and strife in our country than they have done in our party.
Our party bravely supported the development of a candidate from the Eastern Region in opposition to Asiedu Nketia's schismatic tendencies as a sign of our patriotic and democratic dedication to party and national cohesion, equity, and fairness.
That is the dedication Chairman Ofosu Ampofo brings to his ambition to serve as our national chairman, and it is what the NDC needs right now and forever.
As the chairman of our party for the past four years, his executive council was a rare and admirable reflection of ethnic and religious diversity that has made the NDC more attractive and pleasing to floating voters, and I believe this was evident in the last election held in 2020.
I am just as confident he will enthrone equity, fairness, inclusion, and unity as operating national and party policies when retained in this year’s national election, as we urge our dear delegates to do.
I want to use this very opportunity to warn my brother, Mr. Bismarck Kpobi and all the young people at the camp of Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketia that, Politics does not confer on anyone the license to be irresponsible and reckless when issuing statements for public perusal.
Japhet Festus Gbede
An aide to H.E Alhaji Said Sinare.