Otiko Djaba Descends On party Gurus

OtikoThe National Women’s Organiser of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisa Djaba, has descended heavily on some senior members of the party for ignoring laid down rules and waging a media war against the leaders and structures of the party.

She has slammed Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Dr. Arthur Kennedy and Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey, for what she described as their attempts to run the party, and many of its leaders, into the gutter for their parochial aims.

“God will punish such people,” she declared. Ms. Djaba noted that it was wrong for any true member of the NPP to use the media to address internal party concerns.

Her remarks were in reaction to pronouncements made by Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe and Dr Arthur Kennedy, about the fate of the party’s General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, after he had been convicted and fined by the Supreme Court for intentional criminal contempt.

The two outspoken NPP gurus have openly expressed disappointment about the party’s failure to sanction Mr. Afriyie, also known as ‘Sir John’, after his conviction by the Supreme Court for contempt.
Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe demanded the resignation of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie as party General Secretary for bringing the name of the party into disrepute.

Going a step further, Dr. Kennedy challenged the leadership of the party to crack the disciplinary whip on everybody, irrespective of standing in the party, whose pronouncements might not have inured to the benefit of the party.

Dr. Kennedy, a 2008 presidential aspirant, also declared publicly that Nana Akufo-Addo should have been sanctioned for his infamous ‘All-die-be-die’ comment, even if he subsequently explained what he meant by the call for his party members to die for the cause.

Dr. Wereko-Brobby, also known as Tarzan, has, on many occasions, severaely criticised the party’s decision to contest the results of the 2012 presidential elections, saying it was a waste of time and resources.
Ms. Djaba, who said she had had enough of the attempts to bring the party into disrepute, called on the “the so-called leading members of the NPP” to stop the media war and rather use the party’s internal structures to address their grievances.

She faulted Dr. Kennedy for failing to consult the party’s hierarchy for their side of the story before he published his book titled ‘Chasing the Elephant into the Bush’, which chronicled his impressions of the 2008 election campaign, for which he was the Campaign Communications Director.

The NPP Women’s Organiser insisted that Dr Kennedy’s book had been extremely damaging to the fortunes of the very party he claimed to be a member of by providing unfounded propaganda ammunition for the National Democratic Congress against the NPP.

“Medical doctors like Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy by profession, must rather look out for solutions to the malaria in the country and sanitations issues in the country,” Afisa Djaba said.

On Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe, the NPP Women’s Organiser asked the former Ambassador to Serbia to rather resign from the party for his incendiary comments, over the years, instead of demanding the resignation of ‘Sir John’.

Afisa Djaba said as a faithful and loyal member of a great party like the opposition NPP, Dr Nyaho Tamakloe must some out with solutions to save the party from destruction and not hammering on issues that would bring the entire party into disrepute.

Former Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority, Dr. Wereko-Brobby, also came in for censure with Ms. Djaba wondering why he would rather attack the party he claimed to love instead of inspiring party members as the nation awaited the Supreme Court verdict.

“God will deal with Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Dr. Arthur Kennedy and Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby for trying to destroy the NPP”, she prayed.

Otiko Afisa Djaba, therefore, urged NPP members to remain calm and work as a united party.

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