Mr Boniface Gambila, Member of Parliament for Nabdam in the Upper East Region on Thursday noted that members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who played ethnic and tribal lines were the enemies of the party.
He said the NPP is a national party and that all members of the party have the ability to play active roles to ensure the party’s success in 2016.
Mr Gambila expressed these sentiments in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
According to him there was no constitution in the NPP that uses ethnicity to resist its members from playing any active role that will move the party forward.
He said the Non-Northerners in the NPP who speak for Northerners with the tendency to incite them against each other or against other ethnic groups should desist from the act.
Mr Gambila said members of the party can come from any minority group to participate in the forward movement of the party, but rather sitting behind and inciting others, adding that, ” members should use their capacities to play active roles to re-direct the party’s affairs, which can bring the party back to power rather than playing tribal politics.
“Since the inception of the party, there had not been evidence that the party has rejected or denied any of its members from participating in the affairs of the party.”
He said the concentration of members of the NPP should not be on its ancestors, but should rather be on the current generation members who will move the party forward, adding, “they are those that can make the best of all to move our party forward.”
“We can talk about former President Jerry John Rawlings in the National Democratic Congress who is their founder and still alive and former President John Agyekum Kufuor in the NPP who is also still alive, but not Danquah, Dombo and Busia who are no more.”
“Let us concentrate on the current generation to move our party forward than talking about the dead who are in their graves.”