Politics of Monday, 4 January 2016
A founder member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, has hit back at the Greater Accra Regional executives of the party, describing them as “sycophants”.
The Regional Chairman, Ishmael Ashietey, in a letter dated December 31 2015, announced the suspension of the former Ambassador to Serbia, following a petition filed against him.
But Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe in response said the executives had no right to suspend him and accused them of trying to please the flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.
He becomes the fourth bigwig in the NPP to be suspended after Paul Afoko, then National Chairman, General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong, and 2nd Vice Chair Sammy Crabbe.
In a press release, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe stated that ” I treat with contempt, the letter purportedly written by the Greater Accra Regional executives of the NPP on the 31st of December, 2015 suspending me from the party. The authors are just “gaping sycophants.”
According to him; “the authors were in such a haste to attack me that they failed to respect the time-honoured principle of giving an accused the opportunity to face his accusers and defend himself. This so called suspension is of no moment and I will continue to fight for NPP’S ideals.”
Referring to internal wrangling in the NPP, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe lashed out at those he called “fascists” within the party.
He argued that, “As a statesman, in recent times, I have heeded counsel not to speak on party matters. However, I have never retreated from a fight so I will respond pound for pound. Please ask my detractors what the party has done to members who, among other things:
a) violently disrupted party parliamentary primaries leasing to criminal prosecution
b) advocated that only Akans are worthy of ruling Ghana
c) falsely attack His Excellency J. A. Kufuor and other leading members of the Party without basis
d) violently disrupted public functions organised by other party members including senior citizens Attoh-Quarshie
e) violently prevented elected Party officials from entering the Party headquarters
f) have been caught on tape planning to mount dubious court cases against financial institutions to make money for their own pockets.”
He alleged that “all of these people want to prove their allegiance to our flag bearer by running others down. They are counting their chickens before they are hatched. Instead of focusing on the 2016 elections, they are pursuing an agenda of rumour mongering.”
“I refuse to answer to fascists. I will answer to people like J. A. Kufuor, B. K. Adama, Tolon Naa Alhaji Yakubu Talli, Roland Al hassan, Dzato Kaleo, Alhaji Adbulai Issahaque, Peter Ala Adjetey, D. J. DaRocha, Dr. Dsane Selby, J. H. Mensah, Samuel Odoi Sykes, K. G. Osei Bonsu and those who laid the foundation of our party, and not these ignoramuses. Even the Greater Accra Regional chairman – who knows him in Greater Accra?”