THREE former leading members of the EGLE Party have decided to rejoin the party to assist in its reactivation and preparation towards the next presidential and parliamentary elections.">
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General News Wed, 18 Apr 2001

Soussoudis, Ofori-Atta, Okai Rejoin EGLE Party

THREE former leading members of the EGLE Party have decided to rejoin the party to assist in its reactivation and preparation towards the next presidential and parliamentary elections.

Messrs Michael Soussoudis and Danny Ofori Atta and Capt Felix Okai (rtd) who are the members, played a leading role in the formation and organisation of the party after the lifting of the ban on active political activities in 1992.

The acting General Secretary of the party, Alhaji Alhassan Bene, who said this in an interview in Accra yesterday, said the leadership of the party has decided to invite former members of the party to rejoin its ranks to transform it into a more viable political organisation.

He said the three personalities, who attended the final funeral rites of the Chairman of the Council of Patrons of EGLE , Sheikh Ibrahim Amartey recently, realised the need for them to re-unite to strengthen the party to register a considerable impact in the next polls.

“Messrs Ofori-Atta and Soussoudis and Capt Okai have welcomed and embraced the initiative which has been taken by the national executive to bring on board personalities who were instrumental in the formation and development of the party to ensure its revitalisation,” he said.

According to Alhaji Bene, the national leadership has drawn an elaborate programme to win back all its supporters who, through diverse circumstances, decided to “ recoil into their shells” since the party cannot afford losing such members to its political opponents.

“ Politics is a game of numbers and, for that matter, we will, from now onwards, resolve all matters that threaten the support base of the party so that none of our supporters would either remain on the fence or join other political parties,” The EGLE acting General Secretary said.

Alhaji Bene called on supporters of the party not to despair due the defeat of the Progreessive Alliance in the last polls, stressing that EGLE and the other alliance partners have learnt their mistakes and have taken measures to correct them.

“The EGLE party has acknowledged its mistakes and has taken corrective measures to prevent their recurrence in future elections,” Alhaji Bene said.

He said the Party has just started its re-organisation programmes to transform it into a formidable machinery that would wrest political power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2004 polls.

Source: By Kweku Tsen