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07.10.2008 NDC News

Grusah lambasts NDC

By The Statesman

Kadil Karim Grusah, Director of King Faisal Football Club and a member of the campaign team of NPP's Vice Presidential candidate, Mahamudu Bawumia, has asked Muslims to reject the National Democratic Congress in the December polls because "it preaches virtues and practises vice.'

Addressing rallies in various Muslim communities as part of Dr. Bawumia's campaign trail, Alhaji Grusah said when the NDC promised to choose a Muslim as its running mate, it never fulfilled its promise to them, stating that 'all its running mates have been Christians.'

It will be recalled that Kow Nkensen Ackaah a Christian, was first chosen as the NDC's Vice President, beaten up by former President Rawlings, and sacked.  John Evans Atta Mills, a Christian, also served two terms and lately, John Mahama, also a Christian, is Prof. Atta Mills' running mate. 

Alhaji Grusah said Muslims never held that position and yet continued to push the party into power with their maximum votes.  He noted that the NDC did not fulfill the promise that it would develop the Zongo communities and improve the living condition of Muslim. 

Alhaji Grusah said the party also went to the extent of recruiting Zongo people in violent situations, thereby portraying Muslims as hooligans.

He turned to the New Patriotic Party and said it is a party that can be trusted.  Alhaji Grusah said it is a party which some Muslims had over-looked for many years, even though it has fulfilled almost all its promises to them. 

He described the NPP as 'Northern People's Party,' saying that it belongs to them. He said the NPP is not an Akan party as it has been portrayed by the opposition NDC.

Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Boniface, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing said at Adeiso, Asukow and Asamankese - all in the Eastern Region - that for 16 years Muslims in those areas never voted for the NPP, and continued to follow the NDC. 

He said they should ask themselves what benefits they derived from NDC within the period.  He reminded them that the time had come for them to take a fresh decision and move to the NPP, stressing that 'it is always better to trade in two markets to know what obtains in each of them.'

Alhaji Boniface said NDC has used Muslims as tools for far too long and that they must be bold to tell the party's hierarchy that enough is enough, saying that the NDC was playing on the intelligence of Muslims.  He said 'politicians have misused people in the Zongos for far too long for their selfish ends, and it is now time to say 'no' to them.

He urged them to vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP Parliamentary aspirants to win the December polls.

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