Secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops Conference Reverend Father Lazarus Anondee has faulted both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) of engaging in politics of name calling and dirty language.
Speaking on the Morning Starr Monday, Father Lazarus urged Ghanaians to reject any poltician who fail to speak on issues but rather resort to insults and name calling.
This comes on the back of the ‘Akyem Sakawa Boys’ tag on President Akufo Addo and his appointees by the NDC.
In reaction, Father Lazarus stated, “I think that both parties are guilty of it. it’s not just the candidates, it’s the parties. You don’t need to vilify anybody in order to win votes, you rather have to win the other person with superior arguments. That is what we need in Ghana. Everybody’s contribution matters so we should respect each other. There must be genuine respect when we are playing politics,” he said.
I’m saying that anybody that will use dirty language in politics, we should reject that person, that person has nothing to offer. But anyone who argues on issues and brings out strategies that will help make Ghana a better place, they are the people that we should look up to. And they are the people that we should push forward and let them lead us.”
“I think that somehow because we reward people who practice the politics of insult. If we begin to rubbish those who use the foul language, people would sit up. They are not the type of people we need in public,” he added.