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NDC ‘war’: Fritz calls for truce

Former Information Minister Fritz Baffour has charged members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to cease verbal attacks against each other.

Since the defeat of the party at the 2016 general elections, several members of the NDC have been accusing each other of being the cause of the party’s fall.

The National Organiser of the NDC, Kofi Adams, who was campaign coordinator for the campaign, has been accused of hoarding cash and other logistics meant for campaigning at the grassroots.

He has denied this allegation and described the decision of some leading lights of the NDC to openly criticise the actions of the party and some persons within its ranks as a reflection of their inexperience and immaturity.

Victor Smith, the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Abuakwa North in the 2016 polls, has also been accused of squandering monies meant for campaign activities in the constituency ahead of the 2016 elections by Alhaji Dan Baba, a leading member of the NDC in that constituency.

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Others have put the blame on former President John Mahama, who was flag bearer of the party in the last elections.

Further, Kpone Katamanso MP Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo has said members of the erstwhile Mahama government did not treasure the political power they had, hence their failure to work hard enough to win the 2016 elections.

However, Mr Baffour, who served two terms as MP for Ablekuma South, said on Friday, March 24, that aggrieved members resort to the right channels in seeking redress.

“I’m wondering why supposed top dogs in my political party, the NDC, are throwing caution to the wind and belabouring each other on who did this and that and led to our defeat. All I can say to them is, if you really care about the party, there are better ways to seek redress or to promote change,” he indicated on his Facebook page.

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