General News of 2013-12-12

Amoako-Tuffuor is destroying NPP - Group

A pro-opposition group, ‘NPP Youth for 2016’ has attacked a leading member of the party, Dr. Amoako Tuffuor, saying he has embarked on a dangerous mission to destroy the party ahead of the 2016 general elections.
According to the group, Dr. Amoako Tuffuor’s slogan of ‘No Nana, No Vote’ has put NPP on the path of self-destruction.
A statement by the group said “Not once, not twice, not thrice, but severally, Dr Amoako Tufour has publicly given currency to his own dangerously designed malice towards 2016 which comes in his expression as "NO NANA NO VOTE".
“We expect an elderly person like Amoako Tuffuor to be aware of the sad echo of these words. Which is “NO ISAAC OSEI NO VOTE” “NO APRAKU NO VOTE” “NO FRIMPONG BOATENG NO VOTE”? With this, where are we going as a people and as a party?.
“This desperate and needless crusade has surely put NPP on the path of self-destruction and defeat. This must stop. The last time on Asempa FM, he opined that it was Nana Addo’s birthright to be President at all cost”.
Below is the full statement
AMOAKO TUFFUOR IS DOING NPP AND NANA ADDO MORE HARM. HE IS ON A MISSION TO SABOTAGE OUR VICTORY IN 2016.
History is not just the path left by the past; it influences the present and can shape the future. As youth of NPP who are determined to make 2016 different, we raise today’s issues about Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuor based on the mandate of conscience and the reading of history.
We must make clear that, it is the right of Dr Amoako Tuffuor to support any candidate and also democratically right to question the motive of Amoako Tuffuor when his support is increasingly undermining the electoral fortunes of NPP and the very candidate he claims to support.
Not once, not twice, not thrice, but severally, Dr Amoako Tuffour has publicly given currency to his own dangerously designed malice towards 2016 which comes in his expression as "NO NANA NO VOTE". We expect an elderly person like Amoako Tuffuor to be aware of the sad echo of these words. Which is “NO ISAAC OSEI NO VOTE” “NO APRAKU NO VOTE” “NO FRIMPONG BOATENG NO VOTE”? With this, where are we going as a people and as a party?
This desperate and needless crusade has surely put NPP on the path of self-destruction and defeat. This must stop. The last time on Asempa FM, he opined that it was Nana Addo’s birthright to be President at all cost.
In 1998, Dr Amoako Tuffour supported President Kufour against Nana Addo. In 2007, Dr Amoako Tufour supported Vice President Aliu Mahama, again, against Nana Addo. Doubly reliable sources point Amoako Tufour as the mastermind behind most denigrating text messages about Nana Addo in 2007.
Today in 2013, the same Amoako Tuffuor is weirdly showing a supposed support for Nana Addo in the media which is NOT helpful to Nana Addo himself and the NPP in general, relative to 2016. He is virtually insulting the intelligence of Ghanaians and making the party unattractive to floating voters.
His choice of words is meant to deepen cracks in the party and we cannot allow him to destroy this party, which was built on the principle of choice.
We call on our party elders and leadership to call Dr Amoako Tuffuor to order. We also call on Dr Amoako Tuffuor to know and strike the precious balance between support and sabotage.
We again assure our 5 million men and women of NPP that, we the youth, will take history into our hands, win power come 2016, and shape our destiny as a people.
Long live NPP, long live Ghana. Thank you. NPP Youth for 2016