From Samuel Mensah Torbizo- Kumasi
The National Chairman of the United Front Party (UFP) Dr. Nana Agyenim Boateng, popularly known as “Gyataba’’ has asked the leadership of the other political parties in the Ashanti region, to accord the President, John Dramani Mahama, the deserved respect as he begins his “ accounting to the people’s tour” in the region.
“UFP deems it necessary fit to call on all colleague opposition political parties to welcome President John Dramani Mahama as he advances to bring his “Accounting to the People‘s” tour to the Ashanti Region,” he stressed.
According to him, President Mahama, has been going round various regions of the country and he is in the Ashanti Region, therefore it is important for other political parties to show him the necessary respect devoid of hooting or taunting him.
Dr. Nana Boateng, speaking to The Herald, noted that President Mahama, irrespective of his political linage if the people in the region give him the maximum supports, it would inure to significantly to massive development of the region.
“UFP has its national headquarters in Kumasi, the capital of Ashanti and heartbeat of Asanteman and for that matter, pats its shoulders high in the area of clean and fair political games during the President’s tour hence I’ m urging my colleagues from the other political parties that let us show him the necessary respect” he appealed .
The chairman added that, his party was of the firm belief that, Ashanti remains the “strongest hold” of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) but the NPP joining other parties to hold President Mahama from the other side within politically-framed hours without intemperate language, inventive, vilification and mischief would add more colours to liberal democracy in the comity of nations.
He stressed, “We of the UFP strongly believe that Ghana is growing in her practice of liberal democracy and having achieved that feat, there is the need for all opposition parties to engage in decent games as President Mahama, who is also Presidential Candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to stay on Ashanti home soil for some days’’.
He said, the penchant by all Ghanaians to embroil President Mahama and his NDC in evidenced-based achievements discourse has reached at a crescendo but we would be greeted with enviable accolades should they all tread the political game in decent environment.
“In our resolve to score political points, the time has come for us (political parties) to act decently so as to also to give youngsters mimicking politics in the country a nosedive ’’ he advised.
The UFP, he said, would also call on members of the NDC accompanying the President on his tour in the region, to refrain from beating drums of sarcasm and stand for fairness.