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18.05.2007 General News

PNC top shot rubbishes unity talks


The Upper West Regional Vice Chairman of the PNC, Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu has appealed to the National Executives of the party to pull out of the unity talks with other fragmented Nkrumaist parties.

He advised that the party should rather concentrate its efforts in building its structures to keep it alive for the 2008 polls.

Alhaji Iddrisu said feet dragging, frustration and disappointments characterized the unity talks and that there was no goodwill among the various party executives towards forming a united Nkrumah's Party.

"The unity talks are never a panacea or trump card for the PNC to win elections. Let forget about the unity talks and forge ahead in preparing our structures on the ground to galvanize the electorate towards the 2008 elections", he said.

However, the General Secretary of the PNC, Mr. Gabriel Pwamang, said the PNC has not yet closed its doors to negotiations among the various Nkrumaist parties. He said the PNC was also mindful of revitalizing its structures to enable it to compete favourably in the 2008 elections.

Alhaji Iddrisu made the appeal at a meeting with PNC supporters in Wa on Thursday to welcome Mr. Pwamang to the region to brief them on the activities and programmes of the party towards the 2008 elections.

He called on the National Executives of the party to pay regular visits to the regions to keep the activities of the party alive in the communities to win more voters for the party.

Mr. Pwamang said Ghanaian voters were skeptical about the NPP and NDC and that, time was ripped for the Nkrumaist parties to come together and form one political party to wrest power from the NPP to salvage the national economy and bring prosperity and progress to the people.

He said: "Looking at the national situation, there is space for the PNC to take advantage of. The NPP has promised the people heaven but it is unable to deliver to the expectations of the people."

He urged the executives to conduct constituencies and regional elections before the end of August to prepare them for the national delegates' congress in September this year.

Mr. Pwamang asked supporters of the party to elect dedicated and hardworking people to lead the party in the region and districts to secure victory for the party in the 2008 general elections.

Source: GNA