There is no crisis in NDC — Asiedu Nketia
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said there is no crisis within the NDC.
‘We are very united,’ he told the Daily Graphic in reaction to suggestions making rounds in sections of the media that there was serious discontent within the NDC, especially among the party hierarchy.
Mr Rawlings was reported to be furious at the weekend over what he described as attempts by some ‘latter day saints’ or ‘new converts’ to whisk the NDC away from its mother group, the PNDC.
The Head of Policy Monitoring and Evaluation at the Office of the President, Dr Tony Aidoo, had also accused the Mahama Administration of starving him of the needed funds to run his office, crying out that his outfit had been rendered near redundant and dormant since the death of President John Atta Mills who created the office.
Mr Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey, popularly known as Abeiku Santana, a broadcaster of Okay Fm, who publicly declared his support and actively and devotedly campaigned for President John Mahama in the December 2012 election, in a recent radio interview, also punctured the regime he once defended.
‘I am saying we are sitting on a time-bomb. There is going to be a social revolution in this country. Now, we all see that the people detest pastors, chiefs and politicians…What organisation do all Ghanaians revere? Only the military! So we have to be careful. I am telling you, anybody who knows intelligence would sit up, just look at the trend and analyse’, Mr Santana stressed.
Before then, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantsiman East, now the Ekumfi Constituency, and former Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company, Mr George Kuntu Blankson, in an unprecedented reaction to the dissolution of the board by President Mahama, was reported to be fuming when he stated as unfortunate, the gradual phenomena in the country, where leadership rewards wrong doings while those who seek to correct wrongs are punished.
But according to Mr Nketia, ‘In every functioning mass organisation, there are various shades of opinions which must be allowed to be expressed freely.’
In his view, the more varied the opinions, the better the quality of decision making.
The only problem Mr Nketia stated ‘is that we manage opinions and dissenting views well so that they do not form cliques and factions within the party.’
According to Mr Nketia, it was to improve decision making within the party that the party had embarked on electoral reforms to give true meaning to the expression ‘whatever affects all must be accepted by all.’
He reminded members of the party of their collective responsibility to the party as enshrined in the constitution of the party.
By Kobby Asmah/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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