General News of Thursday, 10 August 2017
Several forces are working against the largest opposition party in Ghana; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ensure it is rid of from the country’s political history.
“As the largest opposition party, so many people within and outside have interest in seeing it collapse”, one of the founding fathers of NDC, Major (rtd) Kwadwo Boakye-Gyan claims.
” My suspicion is that if the ruling party; the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is able to get rid of NDC then they can rule as many as thirty-two years as they have been saying”, he believes.
“And that is not democracy. …it is a pure dictatorship”, the ex-serviceman pointed out on Kumasi-based Ultimate FM’s morning show alleging the ruling party is using some elements in the opposition NDC to achieve their wishes.
“I am told that they have given our founder and former President Jerry Rawlings sanitation ambassador…all these are indications that NPP is using some of us”.
“NPP inspired media house and practitioners are also part. They gave so many Rawlings headlines on the issue even when that shouldn’t have been covered”, Major (rtd) Boakye Gyan alleged.
According to him, petition for the removal of the founder and a leading member of the party, Martin Amidu for their alleged misconduct in the party will not be the panacea to the internal wrangling in the party
“The best opportunity for us it to stop writing to media and redefine our objectives as a political party “, he suggested.