Friends for Peace and Unity - an offshoot of the NDC in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality - has said the party now needs unity and not personal aggrandisement of individual credentials to win in the December elections.
Reacting to a statement issued by “Friends of Dr Ato Quarshie”, which agitated for him to contest the KEEA constituency seat as an independent candidate, a spokesperson for Friends for Peace and Unity described the call by the former Minister as a serious disservice to the NDC.
In an interaction with the press at Abrem Agona, a spokesperson for Friends for Peace and Unity, Mr Kwame Owusu, asked members of the party in the constituency to be guided, and learn from why the NDC lost the parliamentary seat in the Agona West in the 2008 elections.
Mr Owusu said the NDC lost the seat because one of its members who contested as an independent candidate split the votes.
He said Dr J.S. Annan convincingly beat Dr Ato Quarshie at the primary, an indication that Dr Annan enjoyed popular support amongst the rank and file of the party in the constituency.
He asked the so-called Friends of Dr Ato Quarshie not to peddle the false propaganda that Dr Annan was not a good material to retain the seat for the NDC, adding that the group should not see the NDC as a personal property but as a collectively owned entity, bigger than the aspirations and ambitions of any particular group or individual.
He called for the support of all party members in the constituency to support Dr Annan to ensure a resounding victory for the President, Professor Mills, and the party in the December elections.