Fritz Baffour, the Former Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South constituency, has urged politicians to put a stop to the verbal abuse in their talk to power during campaigns.
According to Fritz Baffour, who successfully served two terms of office as an MP, politicians must find a neutral ground to fight for the common good of the country.
Fritz Baffour, speaking in an interview on October 16, 2020 with Heavy Dee, host of KETEKE, on Max 89.7 FM in Accra, stressed that people must be given the chance to express themselves without being accused of any political affiliations.
The former movie actor further called on politicians to form a consensus to deliberate on issues which will benefit the country irrespective of political affiliations.
Some political figures, in the lead up to the December 7 elections, have been at loggerheads with each other engaging in verbal attacks, however, the former MP thinks its high time politicians do away with such style.
“I believe we need a new conversation in Ghana that will unite us, I think the insults are too much,” Fritz Baffour said.
He added, “I think it’s time we had a consensus because all our ethnic groups have thrived on their traditions, have thrived on consensus, sitting down together and coming up for the good of the country.”
Asked by Heavy Dee if he would return to active politics, Fritz Baffour said, “I have no intentions of going back into active politics. I’m a member of a political party and I think that we politicize too much, it hurts because sometimes you have an opinion which is apolitical but because you’ve said it then it connected to a political party.”
Fritz Baffour was the Minister for Information during the Atta-Mills Administration.