- Former NDC MP for Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern region has said tribal insults are characteristic of the New Patriotic Party
- According to Baba Jamal, the NPP must train its people on public speaking
Former deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Baba Jamal, has described the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a party that takes delight in making tribal comments.
According to him, members of the party have become synonymous with making such unacceptable comments, insisting it was high time the NPP considered organising public speaking trainings for its members.
Reacting to recent comments made by erstwhile deputy minister for Agriculture, William Quaitoo, who described the people of Northern Ghana as "difficult people" who cannot be trusted, Baba Jamal said it will be rare to find members of the National Democratic Congress uttering such words.
He, however, believes the resigned deputy Agric minister's comment is just one of many by NPP officials over the years, saying it had now become a part of the party's "history".
Speaking as a panelist on Agoo TV, Baba Jamal said: "I want example of when a member of the NDC made an offensive tribal comment. It has never happened. We should condemn what the deputy minister said rather than trying to justify it. The NPP has an unending history of making offensive tribal comments."
According to the former Akwatia MP, this is the case because the NPP has a sizable number of one ethnic group dominating as its core.
In his view, until the NPP finds the balance of having other tribes equally represented in the party like the NDC has done, this problem may never stop.
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