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NDC not broken; It's in the process of rebuilding - Ofosu Ampofo

Director of Elections of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo says the party is strong and not broken.

Speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', Mr. Ofosu Ampofo debunked claims by former Trade Minister, Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah that the NDC is a "broken party" and deserves fixing.

“The situation in our party is really one of building the party and letting it recover from a very severe electoral loss. It is just like driving a very good car and the car has an accident and it needs to be fixed, so the first thing you want to do is take it to the mechanic and let the electricians do their work, check the transmission, take care of the brakes, the shock absorbers, then when the car is in a good condition almost any driver can drive it and potentially bring it to the victory line.

“ . . If the car has broken down and you put the best driver in the car, the car cannot move and the car will certainly not win a race so our concentration now is to help the Kwesi Botchwey committee and the party secretariat . . . There is a committee of very fine brains going round to collate concerns and when they file their report we will all see where they claim or think the problems was," he told Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM.

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But the party's Director of Elections delivered contrary views stating emphatically that "nothing of the party, right from the national level to the branch level is broken. They’re all intact."

According to him, there are ongoing processes to reorganize the party and ensure it becomes a formidable opponent to the government.

It is in this respect that the party has set up a Committee address any misgivings within the party.

“Already, the party is in the process of reconstruction. Very [very] soon, we will start reorganization of the party across the length and breadth of the country. Already, plans are far in advance. By next week, the National Executive Committee will be meeting. When the National Executive Committee meets, then the plans that the Functional Executives have outlined for reorganization for the party will be (discussed) tabled and discussed. When we finish discussing everything, then we will hit the road and we will reorganize the party. So, it is not a broken system as it’s being speculated . . . I believe it’s a process of rebuilding, reorganization and restructuring," he said.

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