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24.08.2005 NDC News

NDC members urged to demonstrate fidelity to the Party

GNA

Jasikan (VR), Aug 24, GNA - Mr Steve Akorli, Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho East on has said it was time for party loyalists to demonstrate their true fidelity to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

There should be a conscious effort to move to an era of contributing resources towards the re-organisation of the Party's structures instead of the tendency to gain financially from it, he said. Mr Akorli, who is also the Volta Regional Treasurer of the Party, was speaking to delegates during the Buem constituency elections at Jasikan, said their penchant and show of magnanimity and generosity would invigorate their loins and position them for battle with the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He challenged the NPP administration to treat all media allegations of corruption and malfeasance equally and with dispatch to justify its "zero tolerance for corruption slogan".

Mr Akorli accused the Government of making the "corruption and malfeasance barometer" sometimes rugged and smooth at times and appealed for a level playing field.

Mr Ford Kamel, MP for Buem, said the collective interest of the Party superseded any individual's and urged members to remain resolute and unwavering.

He said the current economic hardship that the country was experiencing meant that the NDC would emerge victorious from the 2008 General Election.

Meanwhile, Mr Elias Dzenu beat Alhaji Iddris Baabi by 92 votes against 67 votes to become the Constituency Chairman, in an election conducted by the Jasikan Electoral Commission, with the rest of the executive positions going unopposed.

They were Mr K. Baidu, Vice Chairman; Mr John Opoku, Secretary and Mr Victor Kpatakpa, Organiser.

The rest are Miss Theresa Dente, Treasurer; Mary Ofori, Women Organiser and Mr Francis Sagada as Youth Organiser. In an acceptance speech, Mr Dzenu called on the Party hierarchy to continue to foster unity and peace so that it would permeate through the rank and file positively.

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