General News of Thursday, 10 January 2013
Source: The New Statesman Newspaper
The New Statesman is reliably informed that there is uneasy calm among the rank and file of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) over what they described as “outsiders infiltrating and getting juicy positions” within government.
This uneasy calm resulted in the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, also known as General Mosquito, storming the seat of government, Castle yesterday around 11 a. m., with his “team” to ostensibly question President Mahama about the rationale surrounding his initial appointments.
The appointments of what NDC foot soldiers are describing as “outsiders” has infuriated the rank and file of the party who believe the early trends in the president’s appointments may be the tip of the iceberg.
Sources at yesterday’s meeting at the Castle hinted the New Statesman that General Mosquito expressed his displeasure about the appointments being made by the president and sought assurances from him that the initial appointments were merely a ‘blip on the radar”.
“Asiedu Nketia argued forcefully that President Mahama should not disappoint the ranks of NDC supporters so as to give a glimmer of hope to them,” a source at the meeting told the New Statesman.
Already, sentiments being gathered from NDC headquarters point to supporters expressing their displeasure at the president’s appointments and have warned of a possible rule of the mob that characterized the entire duration of the Mills presidency.
“If the president cannot assure our grassroots supporters that he is going to reward them handsomely for the work they have done in getting him elected, then we cannot hold them back when they decide to hit the streets, seize toilets and car parks etc. President Mahama must immediately appease our supporters,” a top NDC functionary told this reporter.