The Eastern Region branch of the New Patriotic Party has urged the National Democratic Congress to stop resorting to attacks and insults on chiefs and religious groupings that have criticised the ruling party or President John Mahama.
According to the NPP, the NDC’s reaction to Okyehene’s ban on two of the NDC’s eastern regional executives undermines the country’s cultural values.
The NDC executives were banned from the Amoatia Ofori Panyin’s palace over claims they abused the paramount chief.
A statement signed by the Eastern Region Communications Director of the NPP, David Prah, also chided government officials for vilifying and attacking revered men of God including the head of the Presbyterian Church, Rt Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, the General overseer of ICGC among other clergymen.
The NPP in the statement advised the President and the NDC “to note that their current position in office as government requires them to recognize that traditional leaders and men of God, regardless of which religious practice, form a major part of our culture and influence the peace and stability we require at all times, particularly in this election year”.