Deputy National Co-ordinator of the National Youth Authority, Mr. Peter Oto Konor, has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the most violent Political Party in Africa, and he was, therefore, not surprised at the events in the Party.
Moreso, when the governing party has demonstrated good leadership and was expecting the NPP to learn from them. He said the NPP was being run like an ‘’apapam’’ store and structures that have been put place and thrown to the dogs.
Speaking on Radio XYZ ‘’Politically Legal’’ programme last Saturday, Mr. Oto Konor, described the NPP as the most violent party on the continent. He said, the NPP was borne out of violence, built on violence and tribalism and thought with the level of experience gained from our democracy, the party would have learnt from the direction of the country and modify, but their violence history still moves with them.
He went on to enumerate various violent acts that lay credence to his accusations. He cited violent exchanges and activities like what took place at Atiwa and other violent speeches by his lieutenants who said Ghana was going to turn into Afghanistan and that of the current Youth Organiser, Sammy Awuku, who was caught on tape saying, they were going to bring in mercenaries from Burkina Faso if their wish was not met.
Again in 2015, the flagbearer, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, got people like Hajia Fati and some ‘’machomen’’, armed them with cutlasses and directed them to invade the NPP Headquarters, simply because the then Communications Director, Perry Okudjeto, had been removed from office.
He concluded that the recent events which has brought the party’s name into disrepute was a coup d’etat organized by the NPP flagbearer to cripple the party and weaken the powers of the Chairman, Paul Afoko, and the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong.
These machinations are deliberate attempts to arrogate powers to himself. The Emergency meeting that was called didn’t discuss anything urgent. It discussed who were going to be selected to supervise the vetting of parliamentary aspirants and the trip to Germany.