One of the two Deputy Ministers of Information is asking the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR) to render an unqualified apology to the President, John Evans Atta Mills, for all the derogatory words against him (Mills) during the crusade to see the former First Lady elected as the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwah finds it hard to comprehend why people who could easily pass for grandchildren of President Mills, rain insults on him and make spurious allegations against his person and the government; to the extent of calling him (Mills) ‘blind and an infidel’.
“…all those people insulting the President, calling him blind and an infidel, should rise up and apologise to the President and the leader of the party. Why should we think that one person should always be at the receiving end of insults and keep quiet? As for him, everybody can talk to him anyhow, step on him, and treat him like a carpet, even pooh-pooh on him and walk away?...He is human and so they must apologise. All of these elements who said those things must apologize and retract everything they have said…,” the deputy minister said.
Speaking as a panelist on Radio Gold’s “Alhaji and Alhaji” programme, Okudzeto Ablakwa surmised that it might not be out of place for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to allude to, as part of its campaign strategy, some of the utterances made by members of FONKAR.
According to him, FONKAR loudly proclaimed that a vote for Prof. Mills is a loss in 2012 because he (Mills) has underperformed, but he believed such unsubstantiated claims could reduce the substance and the efficacy of their campaign for the sitting President.
“…you cannot blame the opposition if they decide to pick and use them to ridicule us… but all of us must come together and win the 2012 election. Even though, they (FONKAR) pooh-poohed everything we have done, all efforts must be made to bring everybody on board…,” Okudzeto Ablakwa said.
Source: Rebecca Quaye/Peacefmonline.com
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