Politics Tue, 13 Nov 2012

NPP slams Mahama


HE LEADING opposition party, the New Patriotic Party(NPP) has descended

heavily on the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, for what it

describes as his incessant tribal remarks on his campaign trail.

The opposition party says the President's sectarian campaign is not only

unfortunate but also a recipe for tribal chaos and must therefore be

condemned by all well meaning Ghanaians.

The party indicated that at a time Ghanaians are clamouring for peace and


tranquility ahead of the crucial elections, the least Ghanaians can expect

is to have a sitting president engaging in tribal politics just to

desperately hold onto power.

President Mahama has in recent times come under scourge from a section of

the political divide following some alleged tribal statements made during

his campaign tour to the three Northern regions.

He was reported to have indicated that people of the northern descend were

tired of playing second fiddle to the presidency and that it was time the


people in the three regions threw their weight behind him so that he can

win the December 7 elections.

The President was also recently reported to have challenged the opposition

party to demonstrate their true love for the people of the three northern

regions by choosing Dr.Bawumia to contest him for the presidency.

But the opposition party says the President has nothing good to offer the

good people of Ghana and in his desperation to hold onto power, has

resorted to whipping tribal sentiments.


Addressing *GhanaNewsMedia.com* in Kumasi, an aide to the flagbearer of the

NPP, Abu Jinapor said because the NDC administration led by President

Mahama has run down the economy and also failed to fulfil the numerous

campaign promises made to residents of the three northern regions, it is

now playing the tribal cards.

According to him, the strategy by being adopted by the President and the

NDC is not only dangerous but also has the tendency to disturb the peace

and tranquility Ghanaians are enjoying under the democratic dispensation.

"Ghanaians are worried about the message-less campaign being perpetrated

by President John Mahama in his desperate bid to hold onto power

The party therefore called on Ghanaians to reject the NDC and their

heinous agenda, which it noted, amounts to divide and rule politics.



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Source: GhanaNewsMedia.com