LET’S BE DECOROUS IN OUR CAMPAIGN FOR ASPIRANTS WE SUPPORT
As the party readies itself to conduct the parliamentary primaries across the country within the next two weeks or so, campaigners and supporters of the various aspiring candidates must be mindful of the fact that the use of intemperate language should not be the way to go.
We should not lose sight of the fact that the ones we attack, insult and use vitriolic expressions on are not aliens but our own party members.
We should take cognizance of the fact that the false publications and blatant fabrications against people we do not support inversely affect all of us and the party in its entirety.
The ones we vilify, the ones we peddle falsehoods against, the ones we castrate in the eyes of the general public are the same people we would have to appeal to to come and help prosecute the campaign agenda if they lose out in the primaries.
If we lie against them, insult them and attack them without any justifiable reasons, how do we appeal to them and their supporters to come onboard?
It is also important to note that after every primaries, wounds would have to be healed. This takes time, but we do not have time.
Thanks to COVID-19, we cannot have the luxury of time to completely heal these wounds and bridge the gap created by our own actions and inactions.
It is for these reasons that I urge commentators, activists, campaign coordinators, strategists and supporters of the various aspirants to realize that we are of the same family and should not see one another as arch enemies.
Like I always say, we did not give birth to this political tradition, we are only part of it. Whatever we do to our aspirants, the insults, lies and denigrations, are done to ourselves and the party NPP.
Let’s remain focused with our campaign messages, the reasons why delegates should vote for our aspiring candidates without running down others unnecessarily, and that’s the only way we can ensure unity after the primaries.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.