February 19, 2014

New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Okere, Dan Botwe has challenged Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe to be bold and quit the NPP if he wishes.

He said recent utterances in the media by Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe are not only gross violations of the party’s code but also embarasses the party.

“For you [Nyaho-Tamakloe] to be singing the song of our opponents, better join them; it means you don’t wish us well” he added.

Dan Botwe who was reacting to Nyaho-Tamakloe’s concerns about the composition of the party’s national vetting committee stated emphatically that “politics is not just about numbers but positive numbers”.

Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe said the composition of the vetting committee is lopsided and has no fair ethnic representation.

He contended that the huge Akan representation on the committee “reinforces the huge perception in the public domain that the party is Akan-dominated”.

But Dan Botwe on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday said Nyaho-Tamakloe’s claim is “baseless and an insult” to the party.

According to him, the current members on the vetting committee led by Chairman of the National Council of Elders Mr. C.K Tedam cut across all ethnic groups.

The Okere MP who is also a former General Secretary of the NPP said Nyaho-Tamakloe should have sought clarification about the composition of the committee before making his concerns public.

Dan Botwe described as sad how a leading member like Nyaho-Tamakloe will also be fueling the propaganda of “our political opponents”.

“You deliberately whip up the propaganda of our opponents; say it to incite people against the party. Its sad” he bemoaned.

He said “opportunism and hypocrisy” is not a virtue in politics therefore it should not be encouraged in the NPP.

Dan Botwe said the NPP will continue to remain strong in the face of the vile ethnic propaganda against it.