Deputy Minister of Communication, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has asked Ghanaians not to endorse the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as President because he stands for ‘danger.’
According to him, Nana Addo ‘represents danger’ because he is the reason behind every violence that occurs in the NPP.
This comment follows an attack on Baah Achamfour at the studios of Kumasi-based Fox FM.
Some irate members of the NPP were alleged to have stormed Fox FM studios and beat up a vocal party critic, Baah Achamfuor and host of the program, Kwaku Kyeremanteng Nkansah (KK), during a live session.
“How can an activist of the party…criticising the flagbearer of the party, then thugs enter the studio and beat him up….who says the flagbearer of the party cannot become the subject of unsavoury commentary? What happened to Baah Achamfour is not a one-off incident; it is as a result of the reign of terror; terrorism lead by Nana Addo that is pervasive in the NPP today,” Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said.
“Nana Addo has established a reign of terror in the NPP, and he can do same when he becomes President…ever since Nana Addo became the leader of the New Patriotic Party in 2007, that party’s very ethos has been defined by dark violence, rhetoric, and behaviour. He has imposed his beliefs on the party such that today when you mention the NPP, they have become synonymous with violence chaos and intolerance” Felix said during a panel discussion on Radio Gold, Saturday.
According to him, “what this reveals is that there is currently a reign of terror in the NPP supervised by Nana Addo himself and this reign of terror has gone on well over one and half years. It is no longer possible to have free discourse in the NPP without being terrorised”.
He added that, if Nana Addo cannot be criticised as a flagbearer, “how much more when he becomes President? The leader of the NPP wants to put himself above reproach. He represents a mortal danger; a clear and present danger to the well-being, the freedom and sanctity of Ghanaians and so the people of Ghana must decide whether they want a President who will institute a reign of terror…or President Mahama who is benign and gentle…”