A National Vice chair of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. Fred Oware has expressed worry over the means through which a founding member of the party used to call for the resignation of the party’s General Secretary, Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.
According to him, the NPP does not veto constructive proposals from its foundingmembers or supporters.
He indicated that,the leadership of the NPP is always open for discussions that will help the progress of the elephant fraternity, and so does not understand why Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a foundingmember of the partywill decide to air whatever views or opinions he has about the party openly.
“My big worry is that,major issues of concern must be directed to the chairman of the party (NPP), even if he (the chairman) is not available, the deputy or some leader of the party are all there. But if we chose to express our protests on radio, then it becomes a problem,” he said.
Fred Oware was reacting to Dr. Nyaho-Tamakoe’s call for the convicted NPP Chief Scribe, known in political circles as Sir John to resign his position,afterbeingcited by the apex court hearing the 2012 election petition for, ‘criminal contempt’.
The former GFA Presidentsparked a new wave of controversy in the NPP, when he argued that, a party as democratic and principled as the NPP should not be seen parading a convicted criminal as its General Secretary.
Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe is of the viewthat SirJohn has not only humiliated himself but the NPP at large afterbhe was fined GHC 5,000 for making outrageous comments about the court and asked to sign a bond for good behaviour for six months.
But in an interview with Asempa FM, the NPP National Vice Chair believed the NPP stalwart could have used a more better way of airing his concern since “no one can stop”him from speaking, more so because of his status as a founding member.
“If he (Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe) thinks Sir John is a disgrace to the party and therefore must resign, then he should channel his request to the party office for consideration but not on radio,” Fred Oware added.