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01.07.2005 General News

Boakye Djan Blasts NDC

By GYE NYAME CONCORD

The former spokesperson of the erstwhile Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), Major (Rtd.) Kwadjo Boakye Djan, has delivered a deadly blow to the face of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), saying the party is adamant to change its liberal authoritarian nature.

According to the former AFRC Spokesman, the fact that the NDC celebrates 'June 4' rather than the party's birthday of June 10 is a clear demonstration of a body that has not shed off its authoritarian credentials.

Speaking on a Joy FM programme last week, Major Rtd Boakye Djan, who is currently the Chairman of Policy Consulting Company Limited, stated that the NDC has no democratic temperamental skills to capture power in this country again, stressing that 'June 4' should be commemorated and not celebrated.

“You don't celebrate war because of its outbreak, you commemorate the end of it because people died on both sides”, he noted, adding, “For me to attempt to celebrate its outbreak is to celebrate pain”, which he said was politically unproductive and unacceptable.

According to him, the celebration proves that the NDC has not shed their liberal authoritarian methods.

He said that is why the 'NDC is following the Wahala nonsense.'

Boakye Djan described the two consecutive democratic elections under former President Rawlings as cosmetic, saying Rawlings only “put his cloths down” only to exist under the same names and policies.

On the contrary, President Kufuor, he said, has in a quite revolution nurtured the country's democratic arrangements in a way it has never been done before.

On his political ambition, he disclosed that he will be championing the change of government through the ballot box rather than the gun. “I wish we should use the revolution of policies and ideas”

He said most people confused the form of the Convention People's Party (CPP) with its content, adding that a rejuvenated CPP could increase its 3% votes in 2004 to 50% plus 1 to capture power in 2008.

He however noted that for this dream to be achieved, the party needs to put up structures and practices that will galvanise and project them into power.

This, Boakye Djan argued, will be determined by successful emergency talk between the CPP and PNC and the ability to galvanise their alternative policies.

“I have heard people saying that I am Nkrumaist but if you vote for CPP you will loss your vote. This will change in the 2008 elections”, he claimed. –

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