The Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen says he is ready to school General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia on governance.
He said comments by Mr Asiedu Nketia following the leaked report does not augur well for an opposition party.
Nana Obiri Boahen believes as a leader and a General Secretary of a party, it is important that he acts swiftly in the interest of the party instead of making baseless accusations.
“Asiedu Nketia is the General Secretary of an opposition party and the best I expect from a man like him is to accept all the blames and know how to resolve the issue instead of playing to the gallery. You are a leader and needs to be active in dealing with issues and not fight the NPP over the report” he said on Accra based Okay fm.
Lawyer Obiri Boahen’s comments follows allegation by Asiedu Nketia claiming that the alleged leakage of the report is the handiwork of the NPP.
In Mr Nketia’s observation, the NPP and the Akufo-Addo government resort to the alleged Botchwey report any time they are hit by a crisis.
“I have observed that it looks as if the NPP government wants to use some fake Botchwey report to divert the attention of Ghanaians from the hardships that they are going through so it’s like they are always using something purporting to be coming from Botchwey’s report divert attention from any major issue that appears to be indicting the government.
“The day there was news about the $2.5bn scandal and everybody was debating then we came back to something allegedly coming from the Botchwey report, then we moved on to Maj. Mahama’s death and everybody was discussing it then, another thing purportedly coming from Botchwey’s report, then we came to the contaminated fuel matter, when it was being discussed then another thing coming from the Botchwey report. “…
“The damning report of the IMF on the economy, they know it will attract national debate so something must come out there to divert people’s attention so if they choose that that is the way to go, let them know that no amount of diversion can take the people’s mind from the suffering they are going through” he said.
But Lawyer Obiri Boahen urged Asiedu Nketia to rather act timely and professionally in the supreme interest of the party by getting issues raised in the report resolved immediately through appropriate means and stop accusing the NPP.
He called on the NDC scribe to as a matter of urgency look for him for proper training instead of engaging in what he described as petty politics.
“Aseidu Nketia needs tutorials on how to be a general secretary and manage serious issues because he is not acting like a leader but a child who refuse to consult his mother when he has a problem”.
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