to all the stakeholders who managed the successful outcome of the 8th National DelegatesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Congress of the party.
Dr. Adjei who received over 95% of votes cast to retain his position at the Tamale congress also paid tribute to stalwarts like President Mills, Vice President John Mahama and ex-President Jerry Rawlings for the rich experience they extended before and during the congress, saying their individual disposition might have reflected positively on the beautiful outcome of the congress.
In a statement released by his office, he commended members of the party who contested various positions at the 16th January event but were not elected. He said their composure and commitment towards the Congress was a tacit demonstration of belief in participatory democracy as well as acceptance of the social democratic principles of the National Democratic Congress.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I appreciate their tolerance and understanding and hope to tap their resources in collaboration with the elected executives to enable us attain our Ã¢â‚¬ËœBetter GhanaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Agenda and make the NDC the most coveted democratic institution in contemporary Ghanaian politics,Ã¢â‚¬Â Dr. Kwabena Adjei said.
While commending the newly elected executives, he entreated them to live up to the new challenges they will face by working hard to help the party retain power in the 2012 elections.
He said he was eternally grateful to the top hierarchy of the NDC as well as the rank and file of the party for their willingness to close ranks and handle differences in the long-term interest of the party.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I also extend a big thumbs-up to the out-going National Executives for their support and the northern regional executive of the party for hosting and overseeing the highly acclaimed peaceful congress. Ã¢â‚¬Å“My team is also grateful to the youth and womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wing of the party as well as the good people of Tamale for exhibiting a high sense of maturity before, during and after the three-day congress,Ã¢â‚¬Â he concluded.