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General News of Thursday, 3 November 2011

Source: citifmonline

NDC MP to party exec: Unite JJ Rawlings & Mills or resign

The NDC Member of Parliament for the Shai Osudoku Constituency, David Tetteh Assumeng, has called for the resignation of the national executives of his party if they cannot bring peace between party founder Jerry John Rawlings and current party leader, President John Evans Mills.

According to Assumeng, the party as it currently stands cannot win the 2012 general election due to the ongoing internal wrangling.

He said the Dr. Kwabena Agyei-led national executives have shown utter incompetence in re-uniting the party for victory in 2012.

Hon. Assumeng told Citi News if the executives fail to resolve the issues by the end of next month, the party members will be compelled to dismiss them and form an interim executive to lead the party into the election.

Assumeng said: “It is the wish of all party members to see the president and the former president, who is the founder, at a round table discussion for the welfare of the party."

“It’s been long since we all had a successful congress in Sunyani and many of the party members thought by now that we would be running a united front towards the 2012 elections.

“We cannot bring the election with these wrangling and so I am saying that by December 31st if the national executive members are not able to iron out the difference by bringing together the former president and president Mills for all members to see then they must resign their seats.

“In their own interest they must vacate the office. If they don’t do it we would compel them to leave the place,” Assumeng served notice.