A member of the New Patriotic Party Council of Elders Appenten Appiah Menkah has expressed shock at the ongoing media war between four presidential candidates on one hand and the national executives on the other.

The aggrieved candidates in a press conference accused the national executives of presiding over irregularities which could tilt the election in favour of their competitor, Nana Akufo-Addo.

General Secretary of the Party Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie did not take kindly to the approach adopted by representatives of the four candidates and hinted of possible sanctions against them.

The controversy aggravated, with Stephen Ntim, a failed National Chairman of the party and an ally to Alan Kyeremanten also wading into the controversy and accusing the national executives of plotting to rig the elections.

But Mr Appiah Menka is unimpressed with the procedures the four have adopted in having their grievances resolved.

“I don’t believe anything within the party should be in the public domain,” he told Joy News.

“If you go to the press can the public solve the problem for you?” He quizzed.

He said the party has rules and regulations governing it and chided the four for not consulting the council before going public with their grievances.

The council has subsequently summoned all the five candidates for a meeting on Monday, 19th July, 2010 to thrash out their differences.

A former General Secretary of the party, Dan Botwe was equally appalled with the decision of the four candidates to go to the press.

He described as unacceptable the actions of the four, saying their grievances about voters register “is much ado about nothing”.

Story by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana