Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samuel Awuku says some of the leading members in the party have become “agents and vehicles of destruction”.
According to him, the so-called founding members who benefited enormously while in power are rather dividing the party in opposition.
Sammy Awuku was commenting on the call for the resignation of the party’s General Secretary Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.
Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe called for the resignation of Sir John after his conviction by the Supreme Court for criminal contempt.
In a rebuttal, Sammy Awuku on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday opined that Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe’s call is a ‘diversionary tactic’.
He said knowing too well that the NPP has a strong case in court, ‘Nyaho Tamakloe is trying desperately to foment trouble in the party’.
Sammy Awuku said constructive criticism is what builds a political party but Nyaho’s comments are ‘destructive, retrogressive and a deliberate provocation of the rank and file of NPP’.
He alleged that since John Mahama became the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after the demise of John Atta Mills ‘I have not seen him [Nyaho Tamakloe] at any NPP event’.
The NPP youth activist bemoaned how the so-called leading members only criticize the party in public but when it comes to supporting, donating and contributing to the course of the NPP, they are nowhere to be found.
‘Instead of leading members helping the NPP get cutting edge solutions to the numerous problems which have bedeviled the country, they have become agents and vehicles of destruction”.
He stressed that NPP’s Disciplinary Committee is not higher than the Supreme Court and thus will not sanction Sir John.
‘We cannot punish a man twice for the same offense because that would be double jeopardy’. Sir John should resign for what and go where’ he quizzed.
The NPP man stated that if there is someone to resign from the party it should be Nyaho Tamakloe who said ‘2012 election would be a guerrilla warfare’.
Sammy Awuku called on the NPP to treat the comment with the contempt it deserves and focus on the building a formidable party for the future.
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