Mr Samuel Ato Amoah, National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament (MP) for Atti Mokwa Constituency, has appealed to his counterparts from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to reconsider their decision not to take part in any programme of President John Dramani Mahama.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at Twifu Praso, Mr Amoah said their decision would not be in the interest of the nation they had been voted for to serve.
“The electorate voted for us to serve them but not our political parties. Are our friends from the NPP doing that, or they are just serving their political party?” Mr Amoah asked.
The MP said the actions of the NPP members of parliament were to the detriment of enhancing the country’s fragile democracy.
“They must allow the rule of law to take its course,” the MP said, adding that since some NPP members had lodged their protest about the 2012 presidential election with the Supreme Court, they must consider it to be in safe hands and stop the boycotts and demonstrations.
Mr Amoah reminded them to bear in mind that a court case could either be won or lost, “so if you have a case in court that does not guarantee that you would win the case.
“What will they do if the case is not ruled in their favour after showing disrespect to the President all along?” he asked.
He said as members of the opposition, they would need the support of the President to develop their constituencies and urged them to be careful of their actions in order not to deprive their constituents of development.
On the activities of “Let My Vote Count” alliance, the MP reminded them that they must also consider the votes of the millions of people who voted for President Mahama.