Deputy spokesperson of the Alan Kyeremanten campaign team, Richard Nyamah has urged the campaign team of Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia to resort to issue based campaigns rather than stoking ethnic and religious sentiments.
It follows comments by Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, Michael Okyere Baafi calling on the leadership and supporters of the New Patriotic Party to consider electing party stalwarts who are not Akans to hold flag bearer position of the party.
The lawmaker who doubles as Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, made the disclosure when speaking at the official launch of “Women Delegates For Bawumia” in Koforidua, the Eastern regional capital. He opined that this will further strengthen the base of the NPP.
But Deputy Spokesperson of the Alan Kyeremanten campaign team, Richard Nyamah disagrees.
Speaking on Starr FM with Joshua Kodjo Mensah, Mr. Nyamah urged Michael Okyere Baafi to set the pace by resigning from his position for a non-Akan if his arguments are anything to go by.
“The Alan Kwadwo campaign team wishes to challenge the Vice President Bawumia team to campaign on issues and on the competences of the Vice President. We believe that he is a competent man but the question is what is the talk about he being the economic messiah, the best economics in Africa and all that? They should be propagating that. I think that will help the course of the Vice President than this ethnocentric, religious and tribal bigotry that are been sold at this hour.
“Why do I say that, the NPP has a tradition of loyalty, service and dedication because you have to prove that you are loyal to the party by serving the party over the period. Former President Kuffour put it aptly when he said that the NPP believes in apprenticeship you will have to under study your seniors and then learn at their feet,” Mr. Nyamah stated.