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PNC’s deafening silence on national issues shameful – Group

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The youth wing of People’s National Convention, PNC, has taken the party’s executives to the cleaners, describing them as politicians who are out of touch with reality.

In a strongly worded statement issued in Accra on Thursday, the group could not fathom why the party has failed to state its position on myriad of issues that have gained media and public attention.

From all indications, it appears the PNC has lost focus and fallen short of putting government on its toes as required of an opposition party, the group added.

The group is irked that after several weeks of media discussions on the impending referendum on the MMDCEs, the party has not taken a stance on the matter.

“On the raging matter of the impending referendum whether or not to amend Article 55 of the Constitution, the party has so far found convenience in remaining indifferent.

“This cannot be the posture of a party desirous of being elected into government. The Youth Wing is deeply worried and concerned about this conduct of the party leadership and cannot take it anymore,” the statement stressed.

The members of the party have thus called on the leaders to get to work as soon as possible to regain the confidence of their youth who are fast losing faith in them.

Below is the full statement

THE PNC CANNOT CONTINUE TO REMAIN INDIFFERENT ON CRUCIAL MATTERS OF NATIONAL CONCERN

The Youth Wing of the PNC has observed with nostalgia and disappointment, the continued loud silence of the party on very crucial and sensitive matters of national concern suggestive of a party that has no alternative suggestions or solutions to proffer, which isn’t the case.

This unfortunate loud silence is contributing in no uncertain terms to the dissipation of the goodwill and support that a cross section of the Ghanaian populace as well as the international community has for the stance of the PNC.

It would be recalled that the party failed to state its official position in the wake of the PDS Agreement Termination saga.

The party was also unable to speak officially to the controversial attempts to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Ghanaian basic schools despite all the hue and cry by other political parties, civil society and religious bodies.

On the raging matter of the impending referendum whether or not to amend Article 55 of the Constitution, the party has so far found convenience in remaining indifferent.

This cannot be the posture of a party desirous of being elected into government. The Youth Wing is deeply worried and concerned about this conduct of the party leadership and cannot take it anymore.

Those at the helm of affairs of the party clothed with the responsibility of leading the party to remain relevant to the aspirations of the members of the party as well as the generality of Ghanaians must sit up and lead appropriately.

The Leader of the party must rally leadership of the party especially at the national level to discharge their mandate as entrusted to them by the members of the party.

It is the belief and conviction of the Youth Wing that, the Party must state its position on the upcoming referendum stating reasons for whatever position has been adopted.

We believe that this would reignite the resurgence of the party and encourage disillusioned party members to feel a sense of hope for the future of the party.

As the greatest asset of the party, the Youth Wing would continue to support every activity and decision of the party which is in the best interest of the party. The Leader of the party must sit up lead for us to follow to the promised land. Thank you

...signed......

Awudu Ishaq

National Youth Organiser

(0244947573)

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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