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Re-Dela Coffie Is Missing - FONKAR!!

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 Source: Coffie, Emmanuel Dela

I read with contempt a transcript of a radio interview purportedly granted by one SaCut Amenga-Etego, who claimed he was speaking on behalf of FONKAR, and in which he made a number of allegations against my person.

In the said interview, SaCut Amenga-Etego claimed that I have been compromised by the Mills’ administration and the National security, and as such have betrayed the FONKAR agenda.

Much as I would want to contemptuously dismiss these monstrous allegations, I’ll quickly add that these machinations are motivated by sheer mischief and a vile agenda that is being smuggled into the FONKAR rank and file by people who have other interests rather than the NDC. And to say that I’vebeen missing from my office and does not take part in any activity of the group is so disingenuous to say the least because I’m always in touch with my founder, Chairman and the entire executives.

The founding principles of FONKAR are to adhere, protect and defend the legacy of Chairman Rawlings. Many will agree with me that, the biggest legacy of Chairman Rawlings today is the NDC and if indeed, our agenda is to protect the legacy of Jerry Rawlings, who in his wildest dream will argue that advocating for the NDC is a betrayal of trust?

I made the point the other day that, the time has come for everyone in the NDC to put the election behind us and reaffirm our commitment to our principles so as to see the NDC as the bigger the picture. Delegates at congress in Sunyani made a bold statement, and it is in line with our founding principles to defend the decision of congress with each strand of our faith and every fiber of our being at any given opportunity without fear or favour, irrespective of our membership of FONKAR.

As far as I’m concerned, FONKAR and the NDC are not diametrically opposed to each other and the bigger agenda of seeing the NDC succeed must remain our guiding principle.

The NDC is my number one priority aside any other interest and we must remain one NDC in pursuits of unity, stability and development! I'll continue to be loyal to the NDC irrespective of who is leading the party.

I'm committed to an unflinching advocacy for our great tradition and will contribute my quota in making this country a better place. Ghanaians know the NDC can do better and they want that choice. Ghana's best days are yet to come and the NDC is our best bet.

Signed: Dela Coffie (Communications Director – FONKAR

Columnist: Coffie, Emmanuel Dela