Be sober, submissive and tolerant, insults don’t win elections-Opuni Frimpong to NPP

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Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong has admonished the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its assigns to be tolerant of divergent views and eschew insults in their political discourse.

The outspoken Minister of the gospel gave the advice while reacting to the barrage of insults hurled at him for being critical of the current Akufo-Addo led government.

According to him, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) would have remained in power if insults and arrogance won elections.

The former Christian Council of Ghana General Secretary therefore cautioned the ruling NPP against the arrogance of power or risk getting back into opposition soon.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Friday February 15 2019, Dr. Opuni Frimpong disclosed that, some unruly NPP youth, especially on social media, have the habit of insulting him anytime he criticizes government or points out some shortcomings or weakness of the government of the day.

According to him, the ruling party has the benefit of hindsight and can learn from the mistakes of the opposition NDC.

He explained that, the NDC was punished by Ghanaians for their vendetta on critics of the then Mahama-led administration.

The former Christian Council chief scribe could not fathom why the NPP all of sudden is intolerant to criticisms when it prides itself of holding democracy in high esteem.

“If insults win elections, the NDC wouldn’t be in opposition so the NPP must take a cue from that” he opined.

Rev. Dr. Opuni Frimpong appealed to President Akufo-Addo to condemn the action of his rowdy youth and whip them in line otherwise it will cause him in 2020.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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