Kufuor Expresses Disquiet

agyekumFormer President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed disquiet and unhappiness at the violence and thuggery that marred a press conference by the New Patriotic Party’s Chairman and General Secretary in Accra on Tuesday.

In a statement signed by his Spokesperson, Frank Agyekum, Kufuor said “thuggery is not part of our party’s tradition. It is alien to us.”Those responsible for the disturbances cannot claim to be true members of the NPP,” the former president noted, adding: “I call for calm from all who feel aggrieved in one way or the other “.

The statement urged them to use laid rules in the party to seek redress for their complaints while the national executives are accorded the necessary freedom and space to operate.

It appealed to all to return to the true tenets of the party, which encourages frank exchange of views and accommodation of one another in healthy debate, free from intimidation or fear.

A mob of irate machete-wielding youth and gun-toting party supporters stormed the NPP’s headquarters to attack Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong, chairman and general secretary respectively mid-way through their press conference last Tuesday.

It was a spillover from recriminations and divisions within the leadership of the biggest opposition party over recent changes made at the Communication Directorate by the general secretary and chairman.

Hordes of police officers had to rush to the party’s Asylum Down base to quell the pandemonium that ensued.



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