April 17, 2024

In a scathing rebuke against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and their handling of recent political narratives, Raymond Ablorh, popularly known as President Ablorh, has taken to social media to denounce the insinuation that footballer Asamoah Gyan intentionally missed a crucial penalty during the 2010 South Africa World Cup due to political motivations. Describing such claims as “undiluted stupidity,” Ablorh emphasized the need to rise above partisan divisions and engage in constructive discourse.

Ablorh’s condemnation comes amid controversy surrounding Gyan’s appointment to chair the Youth and Sports sub-committee of the Bawumia 2024 manifesto committee. Members of the NDC have drawn unwarranted connections between Gyan’s new role and his past sporting endeavors, particularly his failure to convert the penalty during the 2010 World Cup.

Expressing visible displeasure, Ablorh criticized individuals like Lawyer Rockson Dafeamekpor and former Minister for Youth and Sports Elvis Ankrah for politicizing the issue, questioning the integrity of such actions given their professional backgrounds.

In his social media post, Ablorh reiterated his commitment to political neutrality, asserting that criticisms directed at the current administration led by President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia are based on performance rather than party allegiance. He stressed the importance of evaluating leaders based on their actions and promises rather than political affiliations.

Furthermore, Ablorh called on opposition parties, particularly the NDC, to engage with citizens and floating voters through substantive policy initiatives and strategic communication, eschewing sensationalism for meaningful dialogue. He criticized the NDC’s fixation on a single policy proposition, the 24-hour economy, urging them to present a comprehensive vision to the public.

Ablorh’s post has sparked widespread discussion on the responsibilities of political leaders and the need for a more mature and constructive approach to political engagement. His critique underscores the importance of transcending partisan divides and fostering a culture of critical thinking and accountability in the political sphere.

Below is the text of Ablorh’s post….

To say Asamoah Gyan deliberately missed the penalty because NDC were in power is undiluted stupidity. It doesn’t matter who said it. Some of us are above parties and personalities. We aren’t critical of Nana Akufo-Addo and Bawumia led NPP out of loyalty to NDC or any other party.

We genuinely are because this isn’t the leadership they promised Ghanaians, and they’ve done the worst of all what they condemned in opposition.

So, you wouldn’t get us to support insanity when it comes from the NDC. Asamoah has the right to join or support any political party. Weren’t NDC in power when he scored the goals that qualified Ghana to the Quarter Finals?

The NDC should get serious and engage citizens in a manner that will endear them to floating voters and people who have lost hope in the establishment.

John Mahama has announced not only 24/hr Economy. Instead of strategetically selling all the proposed policy initiatives, they are acting as if 24/hr Economy is the ONLY policy proposition John Mahama has made after almost eight 8 years in opposition.

Then, the next thing you from a leading member is that Asamoah Gyan deliberately missed a penalty that could have qualified Ghana to Semi-Finals in World Cup Tournament.
What kind of nonesense is this? In this time and age?

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