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08.11.2005 NDC News

NDC holds Founder's forum

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Accra, Nov. 8, GNA - Ghanaians are looking up to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for redemption because of the misery the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Administration is visiting on them, Former President Jerry John Rawlings, founder of the NDC, told a forum held at his instance in Accra on Monday.

He said the greed and corruption of the NPP Administration had exposed them to the people of Ghana, who were looking to the NDC to come to their rescue.

He, therefore, asked the NDC members not to do anything that would undermine the unity of the Party, saying that he would not do anything to any member that would weaken the Party's ability to rescue Ghanaians from the corrupt and inept administration of the NPP regime.

The forum discussed the state of the Party and the need to overcome the problems confronting it so that it might place itself in the position to help Ghana out of the misery, which it said, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government had brought upon the country. It also discussed Election 2004 and the findings that had been made by a Committee leading to the filing of a writ at the Supreme Court asking the Electoral Commission to publish all the constituency results of the Presidential Elections in Election 2004 as was done in 1992, 1996 and 2000.

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin briefed the meeting about the work of the Party's Caucus in Parliament and urged members of the Party to provide it with information to improve its performance in Parliament.

The Acting General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Bede Zeideng informed the meeting about the regional conference currently going on in the regions and said that the national congress of the Party would be held from December 15 to December 17 December, 2005.

Other speakers included the Former Vice President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, who urged the Party to stay focused on the task of helping Ghanaians to rid themselves of the NPP administration in 2008 to ease their misery and suffering.

Those present included members of the NDC National Executive Committee, former Ministers of State in the NDC Government, former Ambassadors and NDC Members of Parliament.