A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Boakye Agyarko says the party has lost its avowed characters and values.
Mr Agyarko who lost out on his bid to lead the NPP into the 2024 general elections said lies and mischief have taken over integrity and well-thought-out policies in the party.
According to him, the party is derailing and urgent action must be taken to avert same.
In an open letter issued on Tuesday, October 10, he insisted that the party is no longer focused on national development but selfish interests.
“Indeed, our politics is no longer altogether a quiet and dignified affair of attending to the urgent business of national development.”
“It is now politics of noisy marketplace and election platforms where noise, mischief, insincerity and lies have more value than thought, character and integrity.”
“This is the morass, perforce, we must redeem ourselves from,” an excerpt of the opinion letter said.
On his part, one-time presidential aspirant of the governing party, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng also believes the party has lost its morals in governance.
The immediate past Environment Minister insists the party which promoted and exhibited inclusivity in government has now deviated from it.
According to him, the current NPP is now serving Ghanaians with a government of family, friends and praise singers.
The celebrated heart surgeon and founder of the National Cardiothoracic Center thus wondered how low the party has sunk in recent times.
“There are people who claim to be stalwarts of the party; they have neither political appointments nor positions in the party structure. They appear to wield so much power that one of them is described as ‘de facto Prime Minister’ of the country. Apparently, they have what it takes to get their friends and favourites appointed to prominent and powerful positions in society.”
“At the same time, they have the tendency to disrespect and make life difficult for Ghanaians. This is unlike the NPP we know. NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?”
“We are being served with a variation of “family, friends, and concubines government”, and control of the press not through violence but through bribery and intimidation. We are witnessing the weaponisation of state institutions to silence transformative voices while allowing patronised corruption to flourish. Instead of development in freedom, we are witnessing unprecedented intimidation, economic retrogression, and suffering in silence. NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?”