The National Women’s Organizer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba says the NPP has no plans of using hate speech or insults as a tool for campaign in the upcoming general election.
According to her, the party would rather sell its candidate the best way it can so as to win the hearts and minds of discerning electorate.
In an exclusive chat with the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper in Kumasi ahead of her scheduled tour of the Ashanti Region in a bid to conduct voter education for women groups and NPP women organizers, Madam Otiko rubbished attempts by the president, John Mahama to use insults as a way of attacking the NPP’s flag-bearer.
Bereft of workable ideas, the Women’s Organizer claimed the president could clutch unto nothing but the use of foul language to discussing the issues of national concern.
She stressed the NPP had so much to tell Ghanaians to vote for a change of government, adding it would do so without recourse to vile or hate speech.
‘We as a credible party believes in projecting our candidate and our policies in a serene manner that would woo the populace into voting for us in December 2016”, Madam Otiko noted.
She said, ‘having made our intended programs and policies clear we will now spend our time to explain our policies of one dam one village for the north and also one district one factory to the good people of Ghana’.
According to her, the party had a clear strategy to stay off the course of insults but to consciously project the good deeds of the NPP administration under former President Kufuor in the 2001 to 2008.
Hinting the paper on her scheduled campaign tour, Madam Otiko noted the trend of spoiled ballots in previous elections and stressed plans by her outfit to addressing it before the December polls.
She disclosed that town hall meetings had been conducted on almost twenty (20)constituencies she had visited where women groups and NPP women are taught the proper way of casting their ballots.
According to her, the party had in collaboration with the Electoral Commission identified 300,000 ballots that were spoiled in 2016.
The Women’s Organizer, holding a tabulated results slip from the Ashanti Region and others indicated that from a careful scrutiny almost all of those ballots would have gone to the NPP in 2012 if voters were educated to cast their votes well.
She, therefore, disclosed the determination of the party to conduct town hall meetings across the country where it would carefully educate women on the proper way of casting their votes.