The Communications Bureau of the Central Tongu Constituency of the National Democratic Congress has issued a statement on an incident that transpired between its communications team member Mr. Samuel Kofi Agbenyo and a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party Mr. Francis Kenneth Yao Diamenu a.k.a Togbe Kokloye during Dela Radio’s Hododio Programme on Saturday, 1st August, 2020.
In a statement, the Central Tongu Communications Directorate of NDC admonished all communicators of the party in the constituency to adhere strictly to issues at all times when speaking for the party.
Speaking to Coverghana.com.gh, the Central Tongu Constituency Communications officer of NDC Mr. Cautious Kojoga Aziedu Enyonyoge said, the party’s Parliamentary Candidate and the MP for the area Hon. Alexander Gabby Hottordze and the Leader and Flagbearer of NDC H.E John Dramani Mahama have implacable records of ahievements in the Central Tongu Constituency.
He unequivocally said, they will not “endorse any form of violence, especially when it comes to violence and we shall condemn any minutiae form of it. However, drawing inspiration from the Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission Report violence and its disingenuous white-washing on the grounds of provocation”
Read below the full statement.
The Central Tongu NDC Communications Bureau have become aware of published stories on radio and social media on the above subject. The exchanges supposedly occurred between an assigned Communication Team Member of the NDC and a social commentator with strong leanings to the NPP at the studios of Dela Radio 105.7 MHz on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
Inasmuch as the leadership of the Communications Bureau have been unable to listen to the live stream of the programme mainly because we had engaged ourselves with the last phase of the ongoing registration exercise and the burial of the illustrious mother of our Director of Elections on that fateful day, he had reports of what transpired and appreciated the depth in reports and commentaries.
We, with the foregoing, thus resolved, as communications officers of the party, to state as follows.
That, the NDC at all material times is engraved in discussing issues and not resorting to the use of physical forces or abusive words to espousing her points. It is our fervent belief that, we have superior records of our candidates (PC and Flagbearer) in Central Tongu when it comes to achievements and we are prepared to promote and defend same.
That, the assigned NDC communicator is a senior party member in the region and is very decent both in physique and in character. In fact some of us are happy to have passed through his hands. As he’s verily known, he’s careful in his thought processes and diction. Our NPP colleague too is very meticulous in his radio commentaries. They are both fine gentlemen, we admit.
That, the NDC does not endorse any form of violence, especially when it comes to violence and we shall condemn any minutiae form of it. However, drawing inspiration from the Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission Report violence and its disingenuous white-washing on the grounds of provocation by the President, we all as citizens have the state backing to defend ourselves should we ever get provoked, especially during this electioneering period. But certainly, that provocation will not emanate from the NDC in Central Tongu.
As have been always demonstrated by the leader of the party in the constituency, Confidence Abotsi, we urge all communicators should focus on the impact of the various interventions of the MP on the lives of the constituents in all their communications. It is also our feeling that, in comparing the output of the leaders they appointed for us or we elected ourselves, we do so contextually by looking at the quantum of resources that accrue to them.
We are grateful our two good panelist friends are about to iron out this “small one.” NDC and NPP communicators are not enemies. We are friends.
“I use this opportunity to apologise to Dela Radio for any damage we might have caused.”
Issued by NDC Central Tongu Communicatio Bureau (CTCB)