General News of Friday, 25 July 2014
Source: Osibisa Radio/London
The Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr Kofi Adams who also doubles as the official spokesperson for former President Rawlings has hinted he will quit his position as the official spokesperson for the former president to enable him serve the NDC fully and help it to retain power come 2016.
Mr Kofi Adams who is aspiring to become the next National Organizer of the NDC disclosed this during an interview on Osibisa Radio’s Policy Focus Show in London. Responding to a question posed by a caller into the programme. Mr Malik wanted to know how he was going to manage his present job as a spokesperson for the former president and that of the office of national organiser if giving the nod by the delegates come October. He said, unlike his current position as the Deputy General Secretary which involve more of administrative work it was much easier to combine the two jobs very efficiently and effectively. That will not be the case when elected as the National Organiser he added.
He said, as the organiser of a party, “you are the field marshal of the party”, this coupled with “my vision of moving the office of the National Organiser from the headquarters in Accra as it exist now to the grassroots level” will require his personal presence more of the time in the communities where the job of a party organiser really is “I will therefore give up my position as the official spokesperson for the former president Rawlings and I am very sure former president Rawlings will understand the new dynamics and support my decision and vision for the NDC”.
He however pointed out that, each and every NDC member and all those who believe in the ideals and principles of the NDC and the core values on which the NDC was founded are in principle spokespersons for the former president - “Each and every NDC member is in principle a spokesperson for President Rawlings” he emphasised.
He said, the current National Organiser has done a very good job for the party but the current political climate needs a natural team builder and hands-on person like him to help NDC retain power in 2016.