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Politics of Sunday, 29 June 2008

Source: GNA

Bury differences to retain seat Odododiodioo seat - NDC members urged

Accra, June 29, GNA- Mr Jonathan Nii Tackie Komme, Member of Parliament for the Odododiodioo Constituency, has called on members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to bury their differences and unite to enable the party to retain the seat in the December general election.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra at the week-end, he said there was the need for unity "now that the Delegates Conference to select a parliamentary candidate for the December general election in our area had been concluded".

The MP stated that normally during such periods differences occur as members contested among themselves to get the nod and pointed out that such contest among democrats should end with the election of the parliamentary candidate.

"It should not be acrimonious to the extent that it will create or lead to division within the same party".

"As democrats who love their party we should understand that in any contest there is always one winner and all true members of the NDC should bury their hatchets and unite to ensure victory," the MP stated. Mr Tackie Komme appealed to the contestants who lost the primaries to forget the past and educate their supporters to forge ahead and support the elected parliamentary candidates for the "battle ahead". He noted that even though the primary in his area had been completed, that was not the ultimate, "There should be no sitting on the fence and all should forget the past and bury our sentiments", adding that, "This is the time all true members of the NDC should come together to enable the party to retain the seat and win the Presidential election".

The MP congratulated the contestants for their maturity in accepting the results of the primary and appealed to them to join hands with the executives to form a strong unified campaign team to mobilize members to ensure a resounding victory for the NDC in the elections.