Stop Seeking Public Sympathy – Group tells Akufo Addo’s NPP
Politics of Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Source: The Republic
The Outlaw Citizens of Ghana (OCOG) has gravely condemned the cruel approached engaged by the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in their quest to seek redress at court over the outcome of the 2012 election results, hence asking the party to desist from seeking public sympathy on the matter.
In a press statement signed by its Chairman Jonas Adjei-Ntiedu who doubles as the Editor of Ghananewsaid.com, the social group described the attacks, the casting of aspersions and the negative branding of people who seem to cross the path of the NPP and its 2012 flagbearer, Nana Addo as most worrying.
They expressed regret at the fact that, the Party and its disappointed fans have gone overboard to attack several people of good standing including the President of Benin His Excellency Yayi Bonni who doubles as the Chairman for the African Union (AU).
According to OCOG, despite NPP’s decision to petition the Supreme Court over the election results is justifiable by law, the party must refrain from arguing their case in the court of public opinion.
The group also advised the NPP to stop seeking public sympathy on their electoral grievances especially in the media but instead focus their attention on the legal suit.
They further drew attention to the fact that, the party’s decision to organize series of press conference in order to discuss the case pending before court publicly is cited as contempt as per conventions.
Addressing concerns on NPP’s earlier objection raised on the Supreme Court judge, Justice Atubuga, on grounds that he is related to an appointee of President Mahama, the Outlaw Citizens of Ghana condemned the decision saying “this is not enough grounds to doubt any judge’s neutrality” The group cautioned the NPP to desist from politicizing the objectivity of the nine-member Supreme Court Bench empanelled by the Chief Justice to hear the party’s and rhetorically asked when it has become a custom for one to questions the neutrality of a Supreme Court Judge in the country.
The group further advised all media outlets, especially the electronic media to stop offering their platforms to people who worsen the matter by making prejudicial statements