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‘NPP WON’T ALLOW INDISCIPLINE’ -National Council meets over Otiko-Naabu saga today

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Information available to the Daily Statesman indicates that the governing New Patriotic Party is set to take a decisive action on the fracas between the party’s Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu, and the National Women Organiser (also Minister for Children, Gender and Social Protection), Otiko Afisah Djaba.

Information available to the Daily Statesman indicates that the governing New Patriotic Party is set to take a decisive action on the fracas between the party’s Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu, and the National Women Organiser (also Minister for Children, Gender and Social Protection), Otiko Afisah Djaba.

 

Many party activists believe the two stand accused of denting the image of the party, and the Akufo-Addo government, following the trading of unprintable allegations against each other in the media, triggered by obvious power struggle over the appointment of coordinators for the School Feeding Programme in the Northern Region.

 The National Council of the NPP is, therefore, expected to meet today on the matter, and to further deliberate on effective ways of ensuring a healthier relationship between government officials and the party.

“We have taken a very serious view of the matter, which was needless, and should not have occurred in the first place. We are meeting tomorrow (today) on the matter and I can assure you that we are going to deal decisively with the issue. We are going to send out a strong signal that the leadership of the NPP won’t allow indiscipline in our party and in our government,” a highly-placed source in the national executive told the Daily Statesman yesterday.

The source added: “The utterances of the two leading party members have been a major source of concern to our party leadership, as well as the rank and file, and even the members of the general public, who expect much from us in terms of decency in behaviour. It’s very unfortunate the extent they went and because we don’t want a repetition of this in the future, we are prepared to deal with it decisively.”

While the source would not jump to pass judgement in the matter, it was, however, quick to stress the need for the development of a healthy relationship between all government appointees and party functionaries.

“What all of us must understand is that it was the NPP that worked to secure us the Akufo-Addo government, so whoever is privileged to serve in the government in any capacity should be prepared to work effectively and team up with the party, to ensure that we collectively deliver on the promsies upon which the good people of Ghana voted us into office. Government appointees cannot work in isolation and totally independent of the party,” the source stressed.