NDC is emotionally blackmailing Ghanaians— NPP defends Bryan Acheampong over his statement
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rejected claims that the Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Mr Bryan Acheampong is inciting a war over comments that the ruling government will not peacefully hand over power to the rivalry party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2025.
According to the ruling party, Mr Acheampong said nothing wrong and his statement was only a response to previous comments made by former President John Dramani Mahama and some NDC party officials.
Mr Acheampong addressing party supporters at Mpraeso on Saturday said the ruling New Patriotic Party will never hand over power to the opposition NDC in 2025.
“NDC party will collapse. If the NDC dares to use threats, violence and foolishness in the 2024 election, we will let them know we have the men.
We will show them that we have the men. We have the men!. It will never happen that we, the NPP, will stand on a platform to hand over power to the NDC. It will never happen! We will make sure NPP remains in government at all cost.”
The comments by the Abetifi MP have been condemned by the Minority and the NDC with the opposition party calling for the arrest and prosecution of the MP.
Elder Statesman and a founding member of the NPP, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has also described the comments as dangerous which could lead the nation into destruction beyond the extent the Akufo Addo government has already caused.
“Bryan Acheampong’s indiscipline and violent tendency has reached legendary levels and it is about time the President and the NPP leadership called him to sanity. Failure to do that will further injure the party and lead it to a total collapse,” he said.
Dr Nyaho-Tamaklo said some of the NPP members would not sit down unconcerned for such irresponsible behaviours alien to the party and inimical to national development to continue.
Development, he noted was what the country greatly required now, and as a cabinet minister that was what Bryan Acheampong should address on political platforms such as it was offered him last Saturday.
The elderly statesman called Mr Acheampong to immediately, “withdraw and render an unqualified apology to the good people of Ghana for making such destructive, unlawful, unguided, unnecessary and unintelligent political statement.”
But the NPP in a statement described the attack on Mr Acheampong as unwarranted and also an attempt by the NDC to seek attention from Ghanaians.
“The NPP considers the NDC’s attack on Bryan Acheampong not only unwarranted but also attention-seeking with an ill attempt to emotionally blackmail Ghanaians to court their support.
“From the foregoing, if anybody has to be arrested by the Police for treasonable comments, then certainly it is John Dramani Mahama for his continuous “Do or die for the NDC ” in reference to the 2024 general elections, and Asidedu Nketiah for his brazen proclamation that members of the NDC are willing to sacrifice their lives to win the 2024 elections.”