Kufuor bemoans crisis in NPP

President And Mrs. Bush Hold State Dinner For President Of GhanaFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed sadness and deep worry over happenings in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), following the death of Alhaji Adams Mahama, Upper East regional chairman of the party, about two weeks ago.

A statement issued and copied The Ghanaian Times by Frank Agyekum, special aide to the former President said Mr. Kufuor, who has been abroad for prior-arranged engagements, on Thursday called for calm and circumspection in the affairs of the party.

The statement said former President Kufuor cautioned party members against acrimonious accusations in the media which only serve to further divide their ranks and file,and allow their detractors to infiltrate them.

The former President who has been engaging the rank and file of the party over the phone on the on-going wrangling, said the NPP need to unite, not only for its own good but for that of the entire nation that is looking up to it as the alternative government.

“It is disquieting that issues that must be resolved in accordance with laid down procedures of the party’s constitution are constantly being discussed in the media without regard to the overall effect on its fortunes,” the statement said.

It said the former President added that the painful and untimely demise of Alhaji Mahama should be used to unite the party and not tear it apart.

He further appealed that the national investigative system that has already taken charge of the process be allowed to work rather than the party trying to pre-empt the outcome.

By Times Reporter

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