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10 August 2017

Rawlings, Amidu, others destroying NDC – Kofi Adams


National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams has said the public utterances of the likes of ex President J.J Rawlings, Martin Amidu and Valerie Sawyerr on party matters, is destroying NDC cohesion and has put the party under unnecessary pressure.

The NDC has dominated the headlines for the wrong reason this week after Mr Rawlings on Saturday claimed at the 80th Ada Asafotufiami Festival that the Mahama government was one of the regimes under which widespread corruption and mismanagement soared.

As if that was not enough, leading member of the party and former Attorney General, Martin Amidu on Monday released an epistle to the media alleging that the erstwhile John Mahama administration appointed the embattled Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei, to rig the 2016 elections for the NDC.

Party members irked by his claims descended heavily on him with two NDC former Parliamentary candidates petitioning the party leadership to take disciplinary measures against Mr Amidu.

Former deputy Chief of Staff under President Mahama, Valerie Sawyerr also joined the fray launching a blistering attack on Mr Rawlings in an epistle asking him to put his energy to good use by going to Denkyira-Boasi [now New Oboasi] to help the fight against illegal mining, if he has nothing doing to keep him busy.

Speaking on the internal wrangling in the party in an interview with sit-in-host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Kasapa FM Thursday, a worried Kofi Adams stated that such behaviour gives the NDC party headache.

“The gospel truth is that this sort of conduct by these senior party members who delight in discussing grievances in public make the NDC party to suffer hugely, there’s no way we can solve our party issues through the avenue being used by these persons, this certainly will not help the NDC. Any true NDC member worth his salt who loves the party will not attack our leading members in the public, and in so doing offer ammunitions to our opponents. If we really love the NDC let’s use the internal party structures to solve our grievances.”

He added: “Some of us are suffering trying to put the NDC together, putting issues about the party in the public makes party mobilization, organization and administering very difficult. Can you imagine that during electioneering campaign you have some people writing terrible things about the party, at the end of the day when the party is defeated you have these same people complaining that the party didn’t win because of this or that. As someone who was active in our campaign it was difficult for me to accept such accusations.”








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