- NPP National Youth Organizer says only party supporters will be supported to go to Russia for the 2018 World Cup
- He says the move is in response to similar ones taken in 2010 and 2014
- The Executive Director of IDEG has said the comment is in breach of the 1992 constitution
The governing New Patriotic Party's National (NPP) Youth Organizer, Mr. Sammy Awuku, has stated that only party sympathizers will be sponsored to go and experience the 2018 World Cup slated to take place in Russia.
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Mr. Sammy Awuku is known to never shy away from controversial topics, and it certainly seems like that hasn't changed now.
The NPP National You Organizer, addressing delegates at the ruling party's Greater Accra Regional Delegates Conference stated that only party supporters would receive the government's support to go and watch the much anticipated 2018 World Cup.
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According to maverick political figure, the decision is in response to a similar one taken in 2014 When only National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters were taken to the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Awuku also taxed government appointees and MMDCE's alike to think of party supporters when opportunities opened up because they were integral in the NPP's return to political power.
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“It is time for us as party people to take care of our party people. When the NDC took their supporters to South Africa for the world cup in 2010, we didn’t complain, when they took their supporters to Equatorial Guinea, we didn’t complain, when they took them to Brazil, we didn’t complain, as for Russia, it is our time, they shouldn’t complain.” He said.
But according to Mr. Emmanuel Akwetey, the Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), the comment - though retaliatory - blatantly violates Chapter 6 of Ghana's Constitution.
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