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22-Oct-2015  
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The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has resolved to distance itself from politics of insults and rumour-mongering.

Any member of the party found engaging in politics of insults would be sanctioned, the party Chairman, Professor Edmund Delle, has warned.
“For us in the CPP, we were taught that our ideology was that people are brothers and sisters. You may disagree, but that doesn’t mean that you should insult. You don’t insult your brother because you disagree with him.

“The CPP must do this to show that we have come. We should be totally different from the rest,” Prof. Delle said in an interview in Accra.

Politics of insults

Speaking on the direction of the party, he bemoaned the current political environment where people freely insulted leaders or others simply because they did not agree with their ideologies.

Prof. Delle, therefore, said the CPP would engage in clean politics, focusing on issues devoid of insults, rumour-mongering and attacks on personalities.

He also bemoaned the sheer disrespect for authority and general indiscipline in the name of freedom of expression, adding, “democracy doesn’t mean insults.”

Indiscipline

“One of the problems worrying us as a country is lack of discipline. A society can never progress without discipline. That does not mean that you don’t have the freedom to express yourself,” he said and advised his party members that if they were to go forward, “we must be a disciplined team, and respect the hierarchy of the party.”

Prof. Delle said the CPP was not against freedom of expression, adding that freedom was not absolute, “and your freedom ends where mine begins. So freedom has limits.”

He said the new CPP was ready to welcome those discontented with their parties and were eager to help build the country and called on Ghanaians to rally around the CPP.

Touching on education, Prof. Delle said the government needed to look at the boarding school system again because that was the single means of bringing people to live together irrespective of the ethnic, religious or social orientation of the students.

“I was shocked to hear that the boarding school system is facing challenges because of lack of infrastructure,” he said, adding that currently, facilities that were housing 200 students were the same for over 800.

Leadership

Prof. Delle said Ghanaians were looking for leaders who were prepared to sacrifice for the country, adding, “if you are a disciplined politician, living by example, I am sure Ghanaians will bear with you.

So, if you ask them to tighten their belts and you have loosened yours, how do you expect them to tighten theirs?”

He said the kind of leaders Ghanaians were looking for were those that were morally upright and ready to set examples, “because we all imitate what the leaders do, even though we are all aware that no leader is perfect.”

 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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