NDC: Appreciate value of competitors


Dr Austin Asamoa-Tutu, a leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Thursday tasked the national executives of

the party to appreciate the contributions of competitors in elections.

He said: “We must appreciate and harness the contributions of all members, especially those who contested elections and lost, as their contributions are crucial for the unity of the party.”

Dr Asamoa-Tutu who lost the National chairmanship slot to the incumbent, Dr Kwabena Adjei, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that national executives must put in place modalities for consolidating and strengthening intra-party unity.

“We need our collective strength to retain power in Elections 2012.”

Dr Asamoa-Tutu suggested that the national executive sets up a special committee to collate all campaign messages, ideas and suggestions that were put across during the recent congress and use them as a baseline working document.

He reminded the national executives of his preparedness to collaborate and work for the party for the consolidation of unity and to build it by investing in Information and Communication Technology, linking all constituencies to their regional offices and linking the regional offices to the national offices for effective communication.

Dr Asamoa-Tutu said: “We need to build a party and democratic system of administration under which all members will be able to contribute to the welfare, peace and prosperity of our great party and keep it from dictatorship and oppression.”

He said despite losing, he and others who contested contributed greatly towards deepening intra-party democracy within the NDC.

“I therefore pledge to continue to render selfless, honest, committed and dedicated service to the party,” he added.