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General News Sun, 11 Jul 2010

Factionalism could cost NDC in 2012 elections

Kumasi, July 11, GNA - Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been urged to work hard to resolve the differences among the rank and file of the party.

Mr Joseph Boarle Salifu, Asawasi Constituency Secretary of the NDC, making the call said the party could not afford to lose the 2012 elections as it had worked hard to regain power after eight years in opposition.

"I entreat leaders and activists of our party to eschew factionalism, selfish interests and rather remain united in support of the Professor Atta Mills' Administration otherwise any sort of division could cost the party in the 2012 elections", he told the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi on Sunday.

He indicated that the party had the panacea to Ghana's socio-economic challenges which it had captured in the party's manifesto.

Mr Salifu said the expectation was that members would bring on board their skills, expertise and knowledge to enable government to succeed in alleviating the plight of the people.

He said, it was about time that the executives at both national and constituency levels strengthened the internal structures to make the party more vibrant to withstand future challenges.

He commended Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawasi, for donating three motor bikes to the constituency to facilitate the party's activities.

Mr Salifu said the party had its own internal mechanisms and there was the need therefore for members and sympathizers to adhere to them instead of rushing to the media to seek redress.

Source: GNA