By Bright Dzakah
The campaign manager for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2008 elections, Dr Arthur Kennedy, has said that the party was now replete with sycophants, whose business was to praise the flagbearer daily, whiles things are deteriorating in the party.
Speaking on Onua 95.1fm from his base in the United States of America, Dr. Kennedy said “the reason for division in the party is the people who are saying yes sir yes sir, Nana oo Nana. That is our problem”.
He told the Ghana Dadwen programme host, Bright Kwesi Asempa, that the only person who has the responsibility to unite the party was the Flagbearer of the party, Nana Akufo-Addo, adding he is disappointed in the current turns of events in the party.
“I am disappointed in everyone in the party, and I can tell you the only person who can unite the party is the flag bearer”.
Dr. Kennedy, said the party has to put its house in order before going out to canvass for vote to govern the nation without which it will toy with the peoples’ “given the mandate”.
“I can remember that press conference addressed by Nana Addo, he would have walked into that press conference with both Chairman, Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong, the then General Secretary of the party. That would have sent a clear and unity signal to the teeming members of the NPP. But Nana Addo wasted that opportunity and went ahead to address that press briefing without them, Dr Arthur Kennedy said.
The medical doctor also went on “I have always maintained that I would have been disappointed in ex-President Kufour, and other past flag bearers of the NPP if they were the flagbearer of the party under whose watch the current situation prevailing” he told Ghana Dadwen host Bright Asempa.
Dr. Arthur Keneddy, also was skeptical about the chances of the NPP, saying it will be difficult for the Party to win November 7 general elections.