Kufuor confirms Otabil, Martey, Palmer-Buckle NPP mediation meeting

The office of former President John Kufuor has confirmed reports of a high powered meeting between the former President and some highly placed religious leaders in the country in an attempt to resolve the confusion within the opposition New Patriotic Party.

Moderator of the Presby church Rev. Prof Emmanuel Martey, the Catholic Archbishop of the Accra Diocese Rev. Father Palmer-Buckle and the founder of the International Central Gospel Church Dr. Mensa Otabil are notable among the selected individuals who attended the meeting.

The flagbearer of the party, Nana Akufo-Addo, and his close associates were also at the meeting.

The meeting comes on the heels of the protracted confusion that has bedeviled the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition over the last few years. Many political watchers have said the wrangling can cause the party the 2016 elections, if not resolved.

Speaking to Accra-based Adom FM on controversy surrounding the meeting, spokesperson for the former President, Frank Agyekum denied claims that the selection of the clergymen was based on their affiliation with the NPP.

“ Even though these pastors attended the meeting, it was not because of their political affiliation. They were chosen because the issues we were trying to resolve involved some of their members. These are men of God who are highly respected in society so we believe their inputs are important in such matters,” he stated.

He, however, expressed shock over the alleged release of a secret audio recording of proceedings at the meeting on social media by a yet-to-be known individual.