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02.12.2022 NDC News

Politics doesn’t give you license to be making irresponsible statements against Ofosu Ampofo — Japhet jabs Asiedu Nketia's Aide

By Japhet Festus Gbede || Contributor
Politics doesnt give you license to be making irresponsible statements against Ofosu Ampofo — Japhet jabs Asiedu Nketia's Aide
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The National Communications Director of NDC's young democrats, Mr. Japhet Festus Gbede has cautioned Mr. Bismark Kpobi, Special Aide to the outgoing General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress against being irresponsible, reckless and disrespectful to the incumbent chairman of the National democratic Congress.

This comes after Bismarck Kpobi criticised Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo's campaign team of being in the Northern part of the country doing politics of destruction, a comment he considered reckless and tribalistic.

In reaction, Japhet Festus Gbede, in a statement issued on Thursday morning stated that Mr. Bismarck Kpobi's words is a sign 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," he stated.

The former deputy constituency communication officer aspirant, while asking Bismarck Kpobi to apologise for the comment, stated that politics should not make him utter “irresponsible and reckless statements”.

Part of the statement read: “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."

READ HIS FULL STATEMENT 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.

Thank you,

Japhet Festus Gbede

An aide to H.E Alhaji Said Sinare.

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