Konadu Supporters say no to NDP
7/12/2012 5:53:02 PM -
The Former Communications Director of Friends of Nana Konadu Ayemang Rawlings (FONKOR) and Managing Editor of The True Statesman, Dela Coffie has said ex-president Rawlings is the heart beat of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party and will continue to be 'till thou kingdom come'.
Speaking at the international Press Centre in Accra at a programme organised by the NDC Grassroots supporters Front, Dela Coffie explained that, the group is made up of former members of FONKAR who gave their support to Nana Konadu in her bid to lead the NDC in the 2012 presidential elections but which did not materialize.
According to him, it was agreed by the group and their leader, Nana Konadu to support whoever that emerged victorious in the Sunyani Congress adding 'it has become necessary for us to stand up and be counted because all attempt by the elders of our great party to unite the former first family with the NDC after a bitter primaries in Sunyani appears to be hitting a rock as a result of the intransigence of one person who is obviously pretending not to know what time it is'.
He said they were disappointed in Nana Konadu's refusal to congratulate president Mills after he was declared winner at the Sunyani Congress because 'in every contest in democracy, there is always a win-lose situation'.
He said the rancor, bitterness and the attrition of Nana Konadu against the party she helped formed has now become more aggressive than before and a classic example is her cry for the NDC logo. This according to Dela Coffie is as a result of greed as the formation of the new party; National Democratic Party (NDP) is 'just to set the stage needless attempt to destroy the Rawlings' legacy'.
Dela Coffie emphasized that the group is not in anyway against anybody forming a new party but in the case of Nana Konadu, 'it appears the NDP is not here for any electoral purposes on its own, but to disrupt the electoral fortunes of the NDC'.
'The NDP is a party triggered by fatal personal ambitions and with one sole aim of vindictiveness. The NDP is a party born out of intolerance, enmity, rancor, bitterness, morbid greed for power and machinations', he added.
When asked whether Rawlings has left the NDC for the NDP, Dela Coffie said, the former president since 1979 when he first staged a coup d'état has never failed to express his feelings and opinions and would have done so if he had left the ruling NDC.
He concluded that, 'we the grassroots supporters' front of the NDC will once again stand firm in support of our cherished principles in unity, stability and development. While at it, we will resist every attempt by those who should know better on the path of destruction that they have chosen for our party founder'.