The Member of Parliament for Nabdam in the Upper East Region, Mr Boniface Gambila, has noted that members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who played ethnic and tribal cards were the enemies of the party.
He said the NPP is a national party and that all members of the party had 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 used 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 spoke to 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 could come from any minority group to participate in the forward movement of the party, but not to sit behind and incite others, adding that, “members should use their capacities to play active roles to redirect 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 had 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 who would move the party forward, adding, “They are those who 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 is 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 instead of talking about the dead who are in their graves.”