General News Sun, 4 Nov 2001

Three leading NDC activists defect to NPP

The Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Alhaji Salifu Adbul-Rahaman has said that the government would not discriminate against contractors in the award of contracts.

He said henceforth, award of contracts would be based purely on qualification and not on party affiliation or ethnic consideration.

Alhaji Abdul-Rahaman said this at the outdooring of three defected executive members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the NPP in Tamale on Saturday.

The three defected members are Alhaji Tahiru Alimeyowu Mohammed, an Accountant and former NDC Regional Treasurer, Mr A.A. Bawa, Constituency Chairman for Choggu/Tishegu and Mba Luga, Ward Chairman for Kalipohim.

Alhaji Adbul-Rahaman said Ghana is for all Ghanaians and not for a particular party or group of people and so the practice where some contractors were denied jobs because of their political leanings would not be encouraged by the NPP administration.

The Regional Chairman asked members of the NPP to always use decent language to win new members into the party.

He also advised them to tolerate the views of the opposition parties to promote peace and unity.

Speaking at the function, one of the defectors, Alhaji Mohammed said he was impressed about the politics of the NPP administration hence his defection.

He said the adoption of Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative, the stability of the cedi and the policy on education were commendable and called on all progressive Ghanaians to assist the government to successfully implement these policies.

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