It is stupidity for leaders of political parties and government appointees to denigrate foot soldiers who work hard to ensure victory for their political parties, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said.
According to him, such attitude smacks of gross political immaturity.
His comments come on the heels of claims by a presidential staffer, Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor, to the effect that she cannot stand foot soldiers.
She wrote in response to a post about not dealing with foot soldiers as a principle: “You shouldn’t”, she encouraged her friend who posted it. “You can’t reason with them (footsoldiers).” She said.
“It’s like tribalist”, she added. She has since apologised for her comments.
But commenting on this on his Facebook page, Mr Otchere-Darko, wrote that : “I hold no brief for a young woman who owes her appointment to an election victory won largely by those who in various ways did the legwork and/or heavy lifting to make it happen and yet decided to diss them.
“She showed gross political immaturity (in fact, stupidity) by denigrating party foot soldiers the way she did – totally unprovoked by them. She has apologised. I suspect this week has been one of her worst, if not the worst, in her entire young life. I hope so! Hey guys! Move on! Surely, you can’t care much about a lady who chose to merely gargle from the fountain of political wisdom to hate her that much. She cannot be worth your precious emotions until she learns how to drink from that fountain. Move on! Show you have better things to focus on. If you do go to Church today and perchance ask for forgiveness, I hope you expect the Almighty to be merciful. How much more you! Show strength, people!”