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Letter From The President: Crisis in NDC

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, I feel very sorry for the newly-elected chairman of the NDC ? the chain-smoker, Kwabena Agyei, and the members of the party?s new executive. I can?t imagine how it feels but I will not like to be in his shoes. I suppose it should be very difficult to assume office (any office) and be hit with a crisis as serious as the one which now confronts the NDC. Party members are resigning in droves in protest against anything ranging from intimidation and harassment to the ?hijacking? of the party by its founder. Those who have not yet resigned are either too fanatic and loyal to the party founder or are simply too afraid to even open their mouths lest stone-age barbarity is visited upon them.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, I feel very sorry for the newly-elected chairman of the NDC ? the chain-smoker, Kwabena Agyei, and the members of the party?s new executive. I can?t imagine how it feels but I will not like to be in his shoes. I suppose it should be very difficult to assume office (any office) and be hit with a crisis as serious as the one which now confronts the NDC. Party members are resigning in droves in protest against anything ranging from intimidation and harassment to the ?hijacking? of the party by its founder. Those who have not yet resigned are either too fanatic and loyal to the party founder or are simply too afraid to even open their mouths lest stone-age barbarity is visited upon them.
I really feel sorry for Kwabena Agyei. He has this bad habit of smoking like a chimney and the stress of managing the crisis in the NDC might make the habit even worse. This could in turn affect his health ? and if he doesn?t take care he will fall dead (Tufiakwa!) just trying to revive a dying party. The situation is that serious. That?s why I have decided to offer a few words of advice to Dr. Adjei.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch