General News of Monday, 4 November 2013
General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said the NDC “will not fault” former Majority Leader, Alban Bagbin for his criticisms against the president and the party since some of the issues he raised were evident in the party.
He said: “We want to tell the general public and our party members at large that many of the issues that have been raised by Hon. Bagbin have been raised in some internal meetings and structures that have been put in place to deal with some of the perceptions that Hon Bagbin referred to. “I will not fault him as such because during some of the internal communications we had in the party, these challenges were identified in those meetings and we are working very hard to smoothen out the internal communication.”
Mr. Alban Bagbin on Friday questioned President Mahama’s commitment to fighting corruption and has since come under criticism from some senior government officials.
But speaking on Eye Witness News, Mr Aseidu Nketia downplayed the criticisms made against the former Majority Leader, stressing that if the party had addressed the issues that Mr Bagbin raised earlier, it would not have faced such shattering criticisms.
Asked whether there was something chronically wrong with the party’s structures to merit such criticisms by Hon. Bagbin, he noted that effective communication within the party was a major challenge the party was battling with.
In that regard, he appealed to the communicators of the party not to use the media as a means of attacking senior members of the party
He also called for a ceasefire since measures were being taken to address the problems that the party was facing.
“Let me take the opportunity to call for cease fire and to give the assurance that these matters and other matters are being dealt with through party structures.”