Responding to Mahama’s accusations, Hamid backs Afoko’s suspension, saying that the NPP is a party which upholds its laws and principles, unlike the NDC
Mustapha Hamid, Spokesperson for the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo, has said that the party’s handling of the case with Paul Afoko proves its competence. According to him, the party has proved its ability to govern, by abiding by its principles and not sentiments.
Speaking on Citi Eyewitness News, he said that the NPP is anchored by party laws and principles which are no respecters of anyone. Mustapha Hamid was speaking in response to President Mahama’s criticism of the NPP as a party intolerant of dissenting views.
Mahama during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Campaign launch, criticised the NPP for unduly punishing its members who speak against issues in the party. The President was referring to the suspended NPP Chair, Paul Afoko, who just lost the suit challenging his dismissal from the party.
Responding to Mahama’s accusations, Hamid backs Afoko’s suspension, saying that the NPP is a party which upholds its laws and principles, unlike the NDC. He said that NPP’s suspension of Paul Afoko, is a reason why Ghanaians should vote for the party.
He explained that, if the NPP has shown itself to be a party that will let the rod fall on whoever falls foul of its laws and procedure, it then shows that it can as well handle a whole nation.
Mr Hamid went ahead to frown at the high level of intolerance and unfairness that dwell in the incumbent party. Recalling past incidents, he said that people like Dr. Obed Asamoah, Frances Asiam and others, were chased out with horse whips from the party, when they dissented and spoke their minds against happenings in their congress in Koforidua.
He also pointed out that three parties have emerged from the NDC due to the high level of intolerance inherent in the party.