Friday, August 7, 2009
JJ`s aide tells Mills Sack saboteurs from government
THE DEPUTY National Youth Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), who is also a Special aide to former President Rawlings, Mr. Kofi Adams, has urged President John Evans Atta Mills to clear the saboteurs from his government so as to avoid agitation by party members .
According to him, the delay by the government in taking a decisive action on the saboteurs has paved way for disenchanted members to embark on condemnable actions.
“In as much as their actions are condemnable, I think that the best thing for the President to do is to quickly clear out those who are perceived to be sabotaging his administration, to satisfy party members,” he said, adding “We have four years mandate from Ghanaians and they expect us to deliver. If there are some people who are sabotaging the government, they must be removed,” he said.
Mr. Kofi Adams, whose comment came in the wake of reports that some disgruntled NDC members went on rampage this week at Bibiani in the Western Region, prevailed upon party members to be circumspect with their actions.
Speaking to The Chronicle in a telephone interview yesterday, he rubbished any political interpretations that would be given to dismissal of such saboteurs.
“We want to deliver to the people of Ghana and if one's actions are clearly undermining the activities of the government, then that person must be sacked for another person to take over.
If in the process of doing the right thing political interpretations are given, it does not matter since the actions are taken in the best interest of the nation,” he said.
Kofi Adams, who took serious exception to the use of Rawlings' picture alongside the story carried by The Chronicle about the Bibiani incident, said it was unfortunate that sections of the media have decided to link Mr. Rawlings to all negative stories. According to him, the negative connotations that accompanied the picture to suggest that the NDC founder must be blamed was unfortunate.
“Why? Where the incident happened, we have leaders there, why have you decided to use Mr. Rawlings' picture? Why not use pictures of any of the leaders of the NDC,” he asked.
According to him, what worries him was the fact that his boss' comment was not sought on the matter to give credence to the use of his picture.
“Why should somebody's failure to take action be traced to him? It is indeed wrong, more especially when he has no hand in the story, and his views were not sought. It is on this note that I take serious exception to the use of his picture,” Mr. Adams fumed.Source: Bismark Bebli - Ghanaian Chronicle
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