May 23, 2011

The NDC Member of Parliament for Adentan, Kojo Adu-Asare has urged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rise above the petty politicking that it has engaged itself in, as it does not inure to the democratic growth of the country.

According to the MP, the NPP has made a conscious attempt to discredit the efforts of President John Evans Attah Mills even when his efforts have been recognized by the international community.

His comments follow the statement from the Castle which disclosed that President Mills played an important role in resolving the Ivorian crisis by impressing upon the head of the Ivoirian Constitutional Court, Paul Yao Ndre to swear in President Ouattara based on the position taken by the African Union.

An Ivorian newspaper is said to have published that it was President Mills’ intervention that the Ivorian Constitutional Court declared Mr Ouattara as the duly elected president of that country, leading to the latter’s swearing-in.

However the NPP in a swift manner discredited what the Castle claimed was a “critical role” the President played in the Ivorian crisis saying the Presidency is only trying to score cheap political points with the issue.

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana show, the Member of Parliament for Adentan, Kojo Adu-Asare, stated that the NPP should discourage the habit of always trying to find faults with everything President Mills does even when his efforts bring honour to the country.

“Why are we tearing ourselves apart with the kind of comments we are making about this issue, we should rather be speaking as a united country when our President’s effort has been recognized’’ he said.

He noted that the NPP since the assumption of power of President Mills has over the years tried to throw mud at the President which has never stuck, adding that the NPP negative propaganda has proved counter –productive.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/