Posted: Tuesday 18th February 2014 at 14:30 pm

Political Science Lecturer Urges Politicians To Exercise Restraint In Responding To Allegations

The war of words between the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, and the Chairman of the National Democratic Party, Dr Josiah Nii Armah Aryeh, has reached a crescendo.

Dr Aryeh described as untrue allegations by Mr Asiedu Nketiah that he Dr Aryeh embezzled money when he was NDC General Secretary.

According to him, he was exonerated of any allegation by the Party’s investigation team set up to probe him.

Dr Aryeh made this clarification on Radio Ghana’s Current Affairs Programme, Behind the News.

For his part, the National Organiser of NDC, Yaw Boateng Gyan, described the situation as unfortunate for two experienced politicians to be going after each other in the media.

He criticised the media for deepening the differences between the two.

Meanwhile, a Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Seidu Alidu, has asked politicians to exercise restraint when responding to allegations made against them.

Making reference to the Dr Josiah Aryeh and Asiedu Nketiah’s brouhaha, he said both parties hit below the belt when they confronted each other in the media.

Dr Alidu told Agartha Asamoah on Behind the News that the politics of insult will not augur well for the nation’s fledgling democracy.

He asked politicians to be factual when presenting issues and also make conscious efforts to offer alternative ideas to government to move the nation forward.

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