John Jinapor, Spokesperson for Vice President John Mahama, has said that he was certain some mischievous individuals were behind accusations leveled against the Vice President by Dela Coffie, who claims to be the Communications Director of Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (FONKAR).
Mr. Jinapor, who was speaking via phone to Adakabre Frimpong-Manso on Adom FM from the Czech Republic on Wednesday, expressed shock at the accusations leveled against John Mahama by members of FONKAR.
He said, when he heard the allegations on Tuesday, he got very incensed, but was calmed by John Mahama, who advised him not to get into a war of words with the people involved in such despicable acts.
Mr. Jinapor described members of FONKAR as ungrateful persons who had failed to acknowledge the contribution of the Vice President to the progress of the party while in opposition.
He advised Dela Coffie and his colleagues to tread cautiously if they want to make a name for themselves in the political landscape, as they are still young, with very little experience in politics.
Dela Coffie, among other things, accused Vice President Mahama of receiving monetary and other benefits from the former National Security boss, Francis Poku, during the New Patriotic Party’s administration, in exchange for his silence.
John Jinapor, who sounded very appalled by the allegation, queried why the group was being allowed to use the name of Nana Konadu to tarnish the image of the Vice President.
He said John Mahama’s only offence was to advise the party to resolve the problem existing between ex-president Rawlings and the government.
Mr. Jinapor bemoaned the growing spate of insults being traded among party members, and said, “We go on-air and make all sorts of comments about our sitting President. What do you expect the NPP to do? If we, in the NDC, we are attacking our President this way, what do you expect our opponents to do?”
He further stressed that it took more than one person to make a party successful, and urged members of the NDC to desist from inciting groups within the party against each other. Source: myjoyonline