Former Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Lawyer Obiri Boahen is asking critics against Chairman Freddy Blay’s purchase of buses for the party to “go and burn the sea”.
Chairman Blay unveiled the first batch of some 275 buses as part of a controversial scheme to supply each constituency of the party with a bus.
The gesture made ahead of the NPP’s National Executive Elections in Koforidua, has attracted criticism from political actors especially the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and civil society groups.
But speaking to Kofi Asante Ennin on Nhyira FM’s Kuro Yi Mu Nsem Thursday, Nana Obiri Boahen said critics can literally burn the sea.
“I don’t want to be seen to be insulting. I don’t want to be seen abusive. But for those who are not satisfied with the development , have they seen the sea, they should get petrol and go and burn the sea.”
Freddy Blay’s bus scheme has been widely described as vote buying with some describing it as an attempt to undermine the country’s democratic gains.
One of the founding fathers of the NPP, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe who remains an avowed critic of the ruling party says he would not recognize Mr. Blay as chairman of the party, describing him as an imposter.
Lawyer Obiri Boahen however would not spare Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe for his comments as he take a swipe at him.
According to him, Dr Nyahoe-Tamakloe ” did a lot of worse things against the NPP. He spoke ill of Nana Addo; that he was emphatic Nana will never be president. I was even charitable with the choice of words. Yes I should have gone extra mile ,” he insisted.