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13.11.2005 NDC News

End of differences among NDC leaders in sight

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Agona-Nkwanta (W/R), Nov. 13, GNA - Mr Isaac Zorblewu, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that differences among some top hierarchy of the party that had been a source of "great concern" to members would soon be over.

He told the delegate's congress of the Ahanta West constituency of the part at Agona-Nkwanta on Saturday that all differences that had generated so much hatred among leading members of the party "will be resolved before the national delegates congress in December 2005". He disclosed that but for the absence of Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah, NDC national chairman at the recent Founder's Forum, organised by former President Rawlings, all differences between the former President and Dr. Asamoah would have been "settled amicably".

Mr Zorblewu disclosed that at the forum, the former President talked at length about his relationship with Dr. Asamoah and also Miss Frances Essiam, NDC women's organiser.

He said no reporter was invited to the forum and therefore members were surprised at what some Newspapers carried about the forum the next day, which he described as "complete lies and distortions". He warned members of the party not to allow petty differences among some leaders to trickle down into their folds, as this could cause disunity to compound their problems.

Mr Zorblewu, who led some regional and national officers to supervise constituency elections at the congress said NDC was cash strapped and the various constituencies must not took up to the national secretariat to fund their activities.

He called for sacrifice from all members of the party, saying, those who sacrificed for the party's success would be rewarded in future.

"You must not look up to anybody to provide funds for party activities because the money is not there", he told the delegates and urged members to contribute their "widow's mite" to fund their programmes. Mr Zorblewu said NDC members should be grateful that former President Rawlings is still the leader of the party, since the party's survival on the political scene depended on him.

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