NDC Manifesto Mahama must condemn Nana Addo’s ‘coffin mockery’ - Group

According to the group, the act of carrying a coffin to party functions with posters of an opposition leader to suggest that he is dead is barbaric and should be condemned.

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A group calling itself The Movement for Kingdom Image (MFKI), has called on President John Mahama to sanction supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who thronged the Sunyani Coronation Park during the launch of the party’s manifesto with coffins bearing posters of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to the group, the act of carrying a coffin to party functions with posters of an opposition leader to suggest that he is dead is barbaric and should be condemned.

“...We express our greatest disappointment in the leadership of the National Democratic Congress led by President John Dramani Mahama and General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

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“We expect Mr Mahama and his party secretary to call some undisciplined youth to order … to make Ghana attractive to the outside world. We think in this time and age, it's too barbaric to carry coffins to party functions with pictures of the opposition leader and claim that it is the body of the opposition leader for burial. Even though leadership of the party saw their followers engaging in such undisciplined act, they could not stop them but rather urged them on,” a statement signed by the president of the group, Osempakani Kaakyire, has said.

“Inasmuch as we need democracy in the country, we also believe the best form of democracy is discipline and respect for individuals, especially the elderly in society. We … think it is not acceptable and … therefore, we expected President Mahama to have condemned it because he saw the coffin going round. Let's respect [each other] because politics will be over but life will go on,” the statement added.

After a heavy downpour Saturday morning that almost halted the party's manifesto launch in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, bizarre pictures emerged online showing NDC supporters at the venue carrying a coffin with Akufo Addo's pictures on it.

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Akufo Addo, has often said the NDC wants him dead, saying it is the only way they can win the 2016 elections.

He told a rally in Bolgatanta in August that, "It looks as if the only way the president will get a third term is when I am sick or I am dead. That is the only ground on which he will get his third term. Issues of life, death and health are in the hands of the Almighty. I will leave matters in the hands of the Almighty because I believe, and I continue to say 'The Battle is the Lord's."

Meanwhile, the 2016 Election Campaign Coordinator of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has expressed surprise about protests over the Nana Addo ‘coffin mockery’, saying it is nothing new in politics.



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