The convener and communications director of ‘Save NPP Now’ group, Baah Acheamfour has made a passionate appeal to the NPP to discipline the leaders of the just ended voters’ register protesters which took place in Accra yesterday.
Baah Acheamfour says the NPP must as a matter of urgency call these leaders to order to save the party’s image. He added that, the demonstration has diverted the minds of Ghanaians off the ‘’rise and build’’ tour which is currently being embarked on by the flag bearer Nana Addo.
‘’This is diversionary tactic been used by the groups. Instead of them concentrating on the ‘rise and build tour’, they are all over the place demonstrating over voters’ register.’’
“Nana Addo is in Bolga canvasing votes for 2016 general election, that is what we should discuss. These groups should have consulted the party before embarking on the demonstration but they went ahead to meddle the party in muddy waters”.
Yesterday’s demonstration saw most of the party’s big wings from the Ashanti Region and Greater Acrra Region, as well as national executives but Mr. Baah Acheamfour says none of these big wigs are bigger than the party’s flag bearer.
‘’You see none of these ‘’so called’’ big wigs are bigger than Nana Addo, that is why I said they should have consulted the party before taking the law into their hands. Our party constitution doesn’t breach the law, he said.
Speaking in an interview on Boss FM’s morning show, Mr. Acheamfour said the NPP is a big political party and a very serious one for that matter. Any member or executive must follow and comply by laid down procedures and constitution of the party.
He urged members of the party to rally behind the flag bearer to capture power come 2016 and serve Ghana from collapse.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party, NPP has condemned the Ghana Police Service for manhandling demonstrators who took part in the protest to demand the creation of a new voters’ register.
A demonstration by members and supporters of pressure groups, ‘Let My Vote Count Alliance’, ‘Movement for Change’, to drum home the need for a new voters register turned violent, after many people got injured and some were flogged by the police.