NDC, NPP Are No Enemies
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC Congress Chief Scribe, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has cautioned followers of the various political parties to disabuse their minds of the fact that political parties are enemies. He has stated emphatically that NDC and New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the other opposition political parties are not enemies and the followers need not be hostile to themselves.
The General Secretary told a forum organized at Peminase in the Ejisu-Juaben district in honour of Miss Anima Wilson, on her appointment as Ashanti Regional Deputy Minister last Sunday, that no political party is an enemy to the other.
Mr. Asiedu Nketiah cautioned followers of political parties not to worry their heads over political differences because “we are no enemies”.
He explained that once elections are over, political parties seek to champion the aspirations of the people and work to improve upon the lives of the people in an atmosphere of peace and unity.
According to him, the monthly Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings were enough to iron out any differences between parties. “We drink tea and share jokes together when we meet,” he said, adding that it is out of place for followers to be at each other's throat because they support different political parties.
He indicated that the NDC would not embark on any witch-hunting, but was quick to state that the Atta Mills government would not condone wrong doing, adding that the NDC would not punish any body in haste, since democracy thrives on rule of law.
He condemned the mistakes of the first transition and assured that the NDC would not make the mistake of repeating past mistakes of the previous government. According to him, the leadership of the ruling government regrets the hullabaloo about acrimonious developments from the transition, and said it would be wrong not to praise the NPP where praise is due.
General Secretary Asiedu Nketiah urged women to get involved in politics and also called on women folk to rally behind the few women who dare get into politics to encourage the government to appoint more women into positions of trust.
He reminded the people of Peminase of the qualities of Ms. Wilson, a three time contestant of the parliamentary seat on the ticket of NDC, and urged them to support her to deliver, and to champion developments of the area, Ashanti region and the country at large.
Mr. Kofi Opoku-Manu, the Ashanti Regional Minister assured the people that President Mills would fulful all promises in relation to the NDC manifesto, and called for unity to sustain development in the area.
The Guest Speaker, Alhaji Dr. Muhammed Bin Ibrahim, the Regional Director of Health Services and a native of the community commended the communal spirit of the people and suggested a development agenda should be drawn for the community to accelerate development.
The Health Director called for support for girl-child education and stressed that the essence of education is service to the nation.
He commended President Mills for appointment Ms. Wilson as the deputy Minister for the region, and described her as serviceable and very much attached to her roots.
Taking her turn, Miss Wilson stressed the need for unity among the people for the development of the area.
The Methodist, Catholic and SDA choirs provided music at the occasion which was graced with the presence of Nana Obeng Gyasi II, Ankobiahene of Ejisu Traditional Area, Nana Sarpong Kumankuma, chief of Wabri, Mr. A. K. Danso, a retired Crop Scientist, Mr. Kwame Adarkwa, DCE for Bosome-Freho, Mr. Muhammed Boakye Agyeman, MCE for Ejisu/Juaben and Nana Gyapong Ahwinie also known as Mr. Christopher Bob Wilson father of Ms. Wilson and Adontenhene of Kokofu-Asamang.