You’ve become an extension of NPP – Chris Dugan tackles Peace Council

Chris Doughan, one of the spokespersons for the main opposition NDC has harshly descended on the National Peace Council (NPC) over its “double standards.

The vociferous NDC communicator who was speaking on Inside Politics programme on TV XYZ indicated that the NPC had no moral right to admonish political parties to use peaceful means to conduct their activities before and during the elections.

Recently the NPC advised political parties to avoid hate speech and the use of intemperate language in the 2024 electioneering.

The Board Chairman of the NPC, Rev. Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, that would ensure that the country remained peaceful after this year’s elections so that the citizenry could go about their businesses without difficulties.

Rev. Dr Adu-Gyamfi made the call at the 2024 first quarter meeting with political parties under the Political Party Trust Building Programme in Accra last Wednesday.

However, the NDC believes the National Peace Council was quite dormant when brutalities marred some elections in Ayawaso West Wuogon in 2019 and Techiman South in the Bono East region during the 2020 general elections.

For instance, the National Women Organizer of the NDC, Dr Hannah Bisiw, who was at the NPC meeting chastised two Board over its silence when violence disrupted some elections held under the Akufo-Addo administration.

Reacting to the subject of sticking to peaceful ways of conducting political activities in the country, Chris Doughan took a swipe at the NPC.

He said the NDC “would not sign any peace agreement by the peace council” because it was quiet when it’s voice was needed most.

According to Chris, the NPC is an appendage of the governing NPP, explaining that the Council was vocal under the erstwhile NDC administration but has gone silent under Akufo-Addo.

“By the way. change is coming and the NDC will prosecute perpetrators of the Ayawaso West Wuogon By-election violence.

As for the Peace Council, if it wants peace ahead of the elections, they should first deal with the Ayawaso West Wuogon By-election violence.”

On signing a peace pact, he quizzed, “How can Satan prepare a contract for Jesus to sign?”

” NDC won’t sign any agreement. Peace Council can’t be trusted,” and added, ” Unemployment is a national security threat. So if National Peace Council is concerned about the country’s Peace they should rather tell Akufo-Addo to tackle unemployment.”



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