NDC General Secretary Asiedu Nketiah

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on its communicators to avoid being drawn into matters that are irrelevant to the fight to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. According to the party, it values the lives of fellow citizens and will therefore not spend time responding to issues that have no bearing on the preservation of life.

A release from the party signed by the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, urged party officials to therefore intensify public education within the necessary social distancing and hygienic protocols to sustain lives and welfare.

The party noted that recent pronouncements by government officials relating to the party’s flagbearer among others were intended to divert attention of Ghanaians from the call of President Akufo-Addo for all to participate in the national effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“In the past few days, it has been reported that a senior official at the Electoral Commission has declared that if the Commission is unable to compile a new voter’s register, there would be no elections in December this year.”

“Again, the Special Prosecutor is also reported to have formally invited some personalities to assist his office in investigating the so-called Airbus scandal,” he stated.

The NDC, he said, believes these statements are designed to create controversy when the attention of the Ghanaians is firmly fixed on efforts of the government and other stakeholders to take necessary measures to ensure the preservation of their lives and welfare.

The party therefore urged state institutions to act in ways that reinforces rather than undermine the view of President Akufo-Addo that COVID-19 existential threat to the people of Ghana.