The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sam Pyne has described the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as a party suffering from ‘nkonfem syndrome’.
Likening the NDC to a confusion of guinea fowls, Sam Pyne said the party undertakes actions before proceeding further to ask about the motive behind the actions they took.
Sam Pyne speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Thursday defined the ‘nkonfem syndrome’ as a situation which occurs when one fails to appreciate the contents of discussions before contributing to them.
“That is the nature of guinea fowls, they all join others to fly to unknown locations and after landing, they begin to ask one another, why are we here…that is exactly what the NDC does now, they hold press conferences before getting details of the issues they raise…,” he said.
Sam Pyne said this while commenting on the numerous press conferences held by the NDC in the past two weeks.
The Minority in Parliament have for the past weeks been holding marathon press conferences to address various issues which they say lack clarification.
The press conferences, Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament (MP) for Banda, Ahmed Ibrahim said are to raise awareness to the numerous and also ask the necessary questions about various government dealings.
He said that the Minority would continue to hold the press conferences as long as they do not receive the needed answers to the questions they raise.
Reacting to this, Majority Chief Whip, Matthew Nyindam said the government is not bothered about the press conferences by the minority as ‘it is the duty of the opposition to be holding press conferences to discuss issues’.
He however said that the government would make use of ‘useful contributions’ from the press conferences from the minority.
But Sam Pyne was of the opinion that the minority were raising issues which they lacked clear understanding of and hence entreated them to come out of the ‘akonfem syndrome’ so they can fully be abreast with the policies of the government.