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Politics Tue, 2 Aug 2011

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Nana Akomea condemns politics of insult

s; says the Ghanaian voter is worried

about important things

The Communications Director of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana

Akomea says the politics of insults that is gradually eating into Ghana

politics will make ³no political impacts² as ³the ordinary man on the

streets² is worried about more essential things.

³If even it was making some political impacts, you could say maybe there is

some justification for it. The ordinary man on the street who is worried

about electricity bill and the power going on and off, who is worried about

galamsey and flooding, who is worried about school fees which has gone up

etc; they are not bothered about insults they want their problems to be

addressed. So the insults, you don¹t even get any political mileage out of

it,² Nana Akomea was speaking on the big bite about the politics of insults

that members of both the NDC and NPP occasionally engage in and how the NPP

flagbearer, Nana Akuffo Addo view it.

Asked if he would condemn John Kumah¹s allegation that President John Mills

was gay, Nana Akomea said ³absolutely², however adding that John Kumah¹s

allegation was ³only a reaction to the insults that have been going on

against NPP leaders especially Nana Addo². He said members of the NPP have

been giving warnings, ³that if this insults don¹t stop, the NPP will also

engage in insults², adding, ³that is not what we want; we condemn it but if

we are pushed to the wall, this is what is going to happen².

³If we want to discuss the issue of

water and electricity, but our opponent wants to insult our leader, we will

be forced to reply. We will not cast the first stone but if somebody throws

a stone at us, we will not fold up our hands and say we are saints, we will

continue to talk about water and electricity when somebody is spewing out

terrible lies about our leaders.²

Nana Akomea said since ³nobody has a monopoly on insults² the onus lies on

all political leaders ³to take a bold stand so that the issues that really

confront people can be addressed², adding, ³Nana Addo shares this view

completely².

Xfm 95.1/ Accra/ Ghana

Source: xfm 95.1

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