February 6, 2013

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie has described the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a party is disarray.

According to him, the NPP at the moment lacks leaders who are highly esteemed and can call erring party members to order, a situation he contends has resulted in a lot of indiscipline in the party.

His comments follow an altercation between the incumbent MP for Assin North, Ken Agyepong and former MP for Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa, P.C Appiah Ofori that ensued on radio after Hon. Ken Agyepong expressed publicly his disagreement with the NPP over its boycott of vetting ministers and other functions in Parliament, blaming his colleague MPs of allowing the party’s National Executives to dictate to them.

But Appiah Ofori in an obvious response chastised him [Ken] and urged him to use the proper party channels to get his concerns addressed.

Yet, the cantankerous Assin Central MP became incensed, ‘descended into the gutter’ and used very foul language to describe his party member and even threatened to teach him a bitter lesson if he continues to attack his person.

However commenting on the issue on Asempa FM’s Ekosii sen programme on Tuesday, Hon. Tetteh Chaie stated that the NPP’s lack of respect for even ex President Kuffour has contributed to the woes of the party and the difficulty in which it finds itself now.

“They don’t even respect their own party elder former President Kufour who lots of Ghanaians hold in high esteem and so no one calls the wayward people to order’’ he said.

He urged his colleague MP for Assin South, Ken Agyepong to use temperate language in public as he is a Member of the august institution of Parliament with the title ‘honourable’ and as such is expected to exude proper behavior.

Hon. Tetteh Chaie added that the on-going orientation course for Members of Parliament should mould the attitude of MPs both on the floor of the House and outside.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh