General News of Sun, 11 Dec 201645
Jubilate but don’t put Mahama in coffin - Otiko Djaba
Otiko Afisa Djaba, Women’s Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has employed supporters of the party not to jubilate over the victory of the party by stepping on toes of other opponents.
According to her, such actions only give birth to violence which mostly result into very unfortunate situations.
On Friday, 9th December 10, 2016 the Chairperson of Electoral Commission pronounced Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo winner of the 2016 General Elections, making him the next President of Ghana. That was after President Mahama had called to concede defeat.
Most streets in the country went agog with many supporters nationwide greeting the EC’s declaration with wild jubilations. The wild jubilation informed the warning by the Women’s Organiser.
She acknowledged the fact that the NPP leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has been vilified by the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for years, but insisted it was uneccesary for NPP supporters to visit same actions on any NDC member.
Otiko Afisa Djaba, was particular against the repeatition of the unfortunate incident which occured at the manifesto launch of the NDC, where some supporters carried a coffin and put Nana Addo’s poster around it.
Some supporters of the NDC on Saturday, September 17, 2016 stormed the Sunyani Coronation Park, venue of the launch of the NDC’s manifesto ahead of this year’s elections, with a coffin bearing posters of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flag bearer of the NPP.
Speaking on Adom TV on Saturday, Otiko Djaba admonished the NPP supporters to live above that behavior, since two wrongs did not make right.
She assured them that Nana Addo is focused and his government will turn things around in the country to create more jobs for the youth and improve infrastructure development to the benefit of all and sundry.