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Opinions of Saturday, 9 July 2011

Columnist: Ameevor, Clemence

Watch Out NDC

As the most popular political party, the ruling National Democratic Congress
(NDC) goes to congress on Saturday 9, 2011 to elect a flag bearer to lead the
party into the 2012 national elections. It is an undeniable fact that, 1st in
the history of Ghana’s politics / democracy, a sitting president is being
contested from among his own party for the slot. I therefore urge former
President Jerry John Rawlings, regardless of everything to exhibit neutrality in
the current division in the party along President John Evans Atta Mills, Nana
Konadu and Ekow Spio Garbrah lines and bring both factions together for a
successful congress on Saturday July 9, 2011. It is just an illusion for some
party members to presume that there are no divisions in the party and if the
current divisions are not dealt with decisively and quickly, the NDC would hand
defeats to it self in the December 2012 presidential elections. The NDC should
by now learn from history and what caused their defeat in the 2000 and 2004
presidential elections. That not withstanding, if they can’t learn from their
own history, they can as well learn from their close political competitors – the
New Patriotic Party (NPP), “the split that occurred in the Danquah – Busua
family along Victor Owusu and Paa Willie line in 1979, which led to the victory
for the People’s National Party (PNP)”. Have the NDC party forgotten so soon
their own slogan “Unity, Stability and Development”? Divisions are not in anyway
healthy for their Socialist Democratic party’s cohesion and unity. I urge all
loyal members and stakeholders of the NDC party to come together and fight the
spirit of factionalism, greed, and attacking of individuals’ personality that
has reared its ugly face in the party, If not, failure will befall the NDC party
in the 2012 presidential elections. Blissful Congress NDC!!!

Clemence Ameevor
P.O.Box TS 519,
Teshie – Accra