The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Sammi Awuku, has described as “the lowest point in Ghana’s politics”, a comment by the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, that party cards were demanded from vulnerable Ghanaians before food was given them during the lockdown period.
Dr Agyeman-Rawlings, at the time, said: “This must end now and immediately because coronavirus does not know NPP and NDC, neither does it know CPP, PNC, PPP or APC etc”.
“This is a humanitarian crisis, women and children are hungry. They are locked down because it’s not their fault the virus is in Ghana”, she fumed.
She lamented: “People are literally being asked to show evidence of their party membership before being given food. This is not acceptable [and] this is very sad [because] the virus does not show whether you are NDC or NPP before it infects you”.
However, Mr Awuku said the claim was “unfair to Ghanaians and to the government”.
According to him, he personally went round with Edem Agbana, Marietta Brew Opong, Opare Addo and a few others but none of them ever saw anybody demanding party cards before giving packs of food to the vulnerable.
“At no point in time were party cards demanded. That was why she could not bring a single piece of evidence to support her claim. If that happened, that would have been insensitive on the part of the government but that didn’t happen,” he said on the Ghana Yensom show on Thursday, 7 May 2020.