Managing Editor of the Accra Daily Mail Newspaper, Haruna Attah says the main opposition New Patriotic Party, has morphed into a party of “rowdiness”.
He told XYZ Breakfast Show Host Moro Awudu on Tuesday July 2, 2013 that: “The NPP of yester year when he had sedate leaders like the late B. J. da Rocha is not the NPP of today, which has more of rowdiness than before”.
Haruna Attah used the changed nature of the NPP to illustrate what in his opinion, has been a gradual transformation of the political landscape in Ghana.
The illustration was part of his response to a criticism of his commitment to the party by fellow NPP stalwart Maxwell Kofi Jumah, who wondered in interviews with other media, whether Haruna Attah’s apparent docility on political issues was not indicative of the governing National Democratic Congress’ influence on him.
Haruna Attah said he would not wallow in the “gutter” with Mr. Jumah adding that just as parties have gone through some changes, he also has gone through some metamorphosis through his experiences, especially as he inches ever closer to senior citizenship.
“Somebody asked me ‘so what are your colours?’…I said my colours are red, gold, green; that is my attitude to things right now”, adding that: “NDC is Ghanaian, NPP is Ghanaian, CPP is Ghanaian so who am I in a Republic like this to say one political party which is legitimate under this Constitution, should be treated [like] dirt,” he wondered.
According to him: “…I’m no longer in the business of vilifying party A, party B, unless the parties do something specific that I think should be praised or should be condemned”.