General News of Mon, 28 Aug 20174
Cease fire - NDC Elders to party
The Council of Elders of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has asked its members to stop fighting in the media and rather resort to internal structures within the party to resolve grievances.
The council said in a statement signed by Vice Chairman Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu that it has begun implementing the recommendations of the Kwesi Botchwey Election Review adding that a healing process has also begun.
The statement added that the party has further started a healing and reconciliation process to that effect
The council urged members to “desist from ventilating their grievances in public through the electronic, print and social media etc., and thereby bringing the good name of the party into disrepute.”
“As part of the process of implementing the salient recommendations of the Election Review committee in resolving the internal conflicts and differences, the council has put in place teams to visit the various regions and team up with regional representatives to undertake the process of healing and reconciliation.”
“And for the avoidance of doubt, the process of healing and reconciliation has commenced within the Council of Elders itself, Functional and National Executives as well as other leading members of the party. Council entreats and urges all members of the Akatamanso family to remain calm and fully support the process of healing and reconciliation,” the statement added.
The statement comes on the heels of an open criticism of former President Jerry John Rawlings by former Deputy Chief of Staff Dr Valerie Sawyerr after the NDC founder had accused his successors including Prof John Atta Mills and Mr John Mahama of corruption.