General News of Fri, 10 Nov 20177
Do not vilify your opponents - NDC cautions aspirants
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has issued a statement cautioning aspiring candidates against the vilification of other opposing aspirants.
The statement which was issued by the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) and signed by the party’s chairman, Kofi Portuphy of the NDC said it has observed that “some potential aspirants and their followers have resorted to insults, and vilification of potential contestants.”
The statement added that “This abuse takes place, at times in a highly toxic manner on social media and sections of the media.”
The statement reminds all potential hopefuls, aspirants and their affiliates, as well as all party followers, that such acts constitute ‘anti party conduct', “and at the same time destroy the cohesive unity of the party.
“Such conduct seriously undermines the painstaking efforts by Council of Elders and the NEC to reorganise the party,” the statement said.
The FEC reminds all party faithful that the NDC’s internal electoral processes that allow members to engage in campaigns and other political activities have “NOT yet been officially launched”.
The party is actively working on various programs and guidelines to ensure an equitable playing ground to enable credible electoral process towards successful primaries being held at all levels of our party, the statement said.
The statement further admonished party members to participate in the on-going registration exercise to enable the party re-establish a solid foundation, including the massive grass root base to recapture power in the 2020 elections.