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22.06.2004 NDC News

EGLE And NDC Are Not Bedfellows

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The Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE) Party has stated that its decision to withdraw from the Progressive Alliance with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is final and irrevocable.

“The EGLE Party will never be part of the NDC again; we want to grow and transform the party's structures into a formidable and viable political machinery with better prospects for the future,” it said.

The Chairman of the Council of Elders of the EGLE Party, Mr Danny Ofori-Atta, was reacting to concerns in certain quarters of the Ghanaian society that the party was exhibiting double standards by belonging to both the Progressive Alliance and the Grand Coalition of parties.

According to Mr Ofori-Atta, the political alliance between the EGLE and the NDC came to an end after the 2000 general elections adding that since that time no discourse had taken place between the two parties.

He said the party would no longer be attached to the apron strings of he NDC, which used the former just for election purposes and thereafter abandoned it to its fate. The Chairman of the Council of Elders said the future development of the party was inextricably linked to that of the Grand Coalition parties, which recognised one another as equal partners in their bid to wrest political power from the Kufuor administration and offer better leadership to the people.

He said the party was at the moment working together with the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) and the People's National Convention (PNC) to field a single presidential candidate and common parliamentary candidates for the forthcoming general election.

Mr Ofori-Atta said the alliance with the NDC belonged to history, and added, “For now we are committed to ensuring that the objective for the formation of the Grand Coalition of the three parties to annex political power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is realised."

He appealed to members of the party to rededicate themselves to the principles that led to the formation of EGLE in 1992 and work assiduously towards their fulfilment.

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