Apraku, Others To Escape Punishment?

Kofi-Konadu-AprakuThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that although Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku and some other unnamed party stalwarts have been invited by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Council of Elders for making comments which might sow disunity in the party, it is likely they would not be sanctioned.

The party’s Director of Communications, Perry Okudjeto said on Monday that the invitees would not be grilled as though they were under trial.

“It is a friendly invitation, it is not a court that is going to try Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku…it is a friendly invitation where these issues are going to be discussed dispassionately. I do not believe that it will go towards sanctioning, but I cannot speak for what the Council of Elders would do as of now.”

Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, who was a Minister of Trade under the Kufuor administration will meet the council later this week to answer questions in connection with his recent call on party supporters to elect, in his view, a right presidential candidate to contest the 2016 general elections.

His comment generated both condemnation and support from some party members including a presidential aspirant of the party, Dr. Arthur Kennedy and Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong in the media.

But all that the Council of Elders would be seeking to achieve would be to ensure that the unity of the party remained intact, he said.

“All in the spirit of making sure that there is unity within the party, making sure that issues that are raised by individuals within the party are resolved at the highest level within the party.”

Meanwhile, Dr Apraku maintained he felt less perturbed when his aptitude was questioned since his performance as a campaign manager in the 2008 election was concern..

Although the NPP lost the 2008 elections, he explained that his tireless effort saved the party from humiliation.

According to him, the NPP lost that election by a mere 40,000 votes in 2008 as compared to 220,000 votes in 2012, when Nana Akufo-Addo was the flagbearer, of both polls.

Source: ghanaweb.


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