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NPP fighting legitimate cause to give credence to democracy - Activist

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Speaking to the Daily Graphic in Kumasi on Wednesday, he expressed shock when the NDC managed to penetrate many of their strongholds and won votes in both the presidential and parliamentary polls.

He said, it was time the NPP party desisted from the blame game, and sat up to adopt more pragmatic and tailor- measured approach to elections so as to catch up with the reality of the times.

Mr Barnie noted that the NDC always relied mostly on their youth, recognised them and provided them with the necessary impetus for them to exhibit their full potential, while in the NPP the reverse was the case.

He noted that, “we are in the era of technological advancement where the youth are the centre, and therefore the recognition and deep involvement of the youth in decision-making should be the prime necessity to the party so as to be able to move forward.

Mr  Barnie also called on the General Secretary of the party, Mr  Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly called "Sir John" to also be circumspect in his choice of words when communicating to the public.

He noted that he had observed many of his presentations on issues on radio stations, which he said, were sometimes worrying, stressing, that they did not augur well for the party which has a large following.

Mr Barnie noted that, the time had come for members of the party to speak their mind freely without any intimidation, and  that they should tolerate diverse ideas and suggestions which could help the party

He, however, advised the teeming supporters of the party who were always on the streets of Accra to exercise the greatest restraint since the leadership was on their way to the Supreme Court to find redress.

He noted that their frequency on the streets could sometimes be counterproductive.

Story by Nana Yaw Barimah