Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed his sadness and deep worry over happenings in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), following the death of Alhaji Adams Mahama, Upper East regional chairman of the party, about two weeks ago.

Former President Kufuor who has been abroad over the period because of prior-arranged engagements, on Thursday reiterated the need for calm and circumspection in the affairs of the party.

He cautioned party members against acrimonious accusations in the media which only serve to further divide their ranks and allow heir detractors to infiltrate them.

Former President Kufuor who has been engaging the rank and file of the party over the phone on the on-going wrangling, said the NPP needs to unite not only for its own good but for that of the entire nation that is looking up to it as the alternative government.

He finds it disquieting that issues that must be resolved in accordance with laid down procedures of the party’s constitution are constantly being discussed in the media without regard to the overall effect on its fortunes.

The Former President urged that the painful and untimely passing away of Alhaji Mahama, should be used to unite the party and not tear it apart.

He further appealed that the national investigative system that has already taken charge of the process be allowed to work rather than the party seeming to preempt the outcome.

Frank Agyekum
Spokesperson/Special Aide
Office of HE John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President, Republic of Ghana
Tel: +233 264 33 22 03/+233 277 55 60 70