General News of Friday, 5 April 2013
Source: Joy Online
Former National Coordinator for the National Youth Authority, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah has indicated his intention to re-join ruling National Democratic Congress, but as a “wiser” person.
The youngest son of Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah defected from the Convention People’s Party in 2007 to join then opposition NDC prior to the 2008 general elections. He was rewarded by president John Atta Mills with the position of Head of the Youth Authority, after the NDC won the 2008 presidential polls.
Sekou however fell out with the party in 2010 after he was sacked from the National Youth Authority by the late president John Atta Mills due to his consistent criticisms of the president and his administration.
He left the party to support the opposition New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2012 general elections, .
But Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, in another dramatic turn, has announced he is considering going back to the NDC, but not as “young and immature” as he did in 2007.
He posted on his facebook wall: “In 2007 I just walked into the NDC party as an individual! I was young and immature! This time I am much wiser, so if I am to rejoin the party it will have to be done with like minded people. We must have an agenda, an action plan to guide us!”
Sekou earlier told XYZ radio: “I will not be too comfortable with working inside the NPP because of the difference of ideology…I mean supporting them or the candidate for an election, that is a different thing, but [to] really be involved in party work [with the NPP], I’ll find that very difficult to do”.
“There’s no hurry, there’s no rush because it’s not about Sekou, it’s about the political vehicle and therefore where…you want that vehicle to take you, where you want that vehicle to take Ghana,” he stated.