Former president John Agyekum has noted that the currently governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is afflicted by excessive factionalism and division.
The stateman claimed that, compared to how it was in the early nineties, the liberal tenets of democracy on which the party was established had been significantly tainted in an exclusive interview with TV3 that was observed by 1Family Radio.
“The commitment to liberal democratic principles might not be as pure and the same as it used to be, say around 1992. Now, I don’t think that commitment is the same. The way I feel it, I don’t sense that now,” the ex-president noted.
Questioned about what he thinks has fueled the current state of affairs, he said, “I sense too much talk about factionalism within the group. Proper democracy is an inclusive one, and you wouldn’t emphasize factions.’’
He highlighted the relevance of internal elections, bemoaning the fact that in recent years, the consequences of these ballots have led to conflict and factions within the party.
“During elections across the party, you wouldn’t be so divisive and be emphasizing factions. He belongs to that side, so there is no cooperation. If you do that, you are dividing the force. The numerical force that you need for any democratic practice,’’ he added.