“It is high time all of us paused to reflect on the consequences of some of our utterances on the future of the National Democratic Congress, NDC,” the National Chairman, Dr. Sir Kofi Portuphy, has charged.
He also added that sometimes the show of anger and frustration could go overboard; hence advised all party members to try and overcome the anger and frustration for the betterment of the NDC.
The NDC National Chairman further appealed to all party faithful, irrespective of the level of their anger, to cooperate with the Prof. Kwesi Botchwey fact-finding committee and wait for its report, following which the party would put in place a programme of activities towards reorganization.
He said, “I understand the mood among our rank and file and assure all and sundry that the National Executive is approaching issues with a sense of urgency; hence, our meetings and the many ongoing interactions and behind the scenes consultations.”
As the leader of the party, Sir Portuphy appealed for cessation of the public bickering, saying. “Today, I wish to make a fresh appeal especially to those nursing leadership ambitions in the NDC; do not let us put the cart before the horse. The task we face now is reorganization of the party and mobilization for victory.”
In addition, he called on those who aspire to leadership positions, including the flagbearer position, to understand that they will need a strong, united and formidable party to stand behind them in the quest to regain power in 2020.
To this end, he said no one should act in ways that will play into the hands of the ruling NPP, which appears determined to use its Presidential power and Parliamentary majority to rule Ghanaians with impunity and arrogance.
“All of us from the rank and file to senior members must understand that we cannot fight the NPP with a divided front. And if we, by our actions, create a void, our detractors will continue to fill the void with falsehoods, and “fake news,” Chairman Portuphy added, quoting Donald Trump.
The party leader cited elections in the year 2000, saying, when the NDC lost that elections, the party encountered challenges similar to what is happening today.
He said, at that time, they managed to put aside their differences and worked together to recover from that electoral defeat and emerged victorious from opposition in 2008.
Sir Portuphy, during the encounter with the media in Accra, warned Nana Akufo-Addo and his government against an attempt to govern this country with fear and coercion.
It was noted that President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is trying to unleash the reign of terror on the peaceful country by the use of goons of the NPP; the politics of deception; the politicization of the public services; the misuse of the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012; the undermining of the decentralization agenda and the constitutional lawlessness being exhibited by the Nana Addo-led NPP government.
“What has become known in international circles and has made Ghana the laughing stock of the international community is the “over-bloated” government of President Akufo-Addo,” the NDC leader added.
The press conference came immediately after a water-tight meeting between former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Executive Committee of the party.
Also, the dignitaries at the NDC media last Wednesday were the Chief scribe, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Uncle Ato Ahwoi, Murtala Mohammed Muntaka, parliamentary chief whip, and Ahmed Banda, deputy minority chief whip of parliament, among other national and regional executives across the country.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Delali A. Awuyeh