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19.11.2005 NDC News

NDC accuse NNP of trying to perpetuate power

By GNA
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Accra, Nov. 19, GNA- The NDC Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu, said on Saturday that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was pushing for the amendment of the Peoples Representation bill to perpetuate its grip on political power.

"The NPP is aware that Ghanaians home will not return them into power in the 2008 General Elections due to the economic hardship they have visited on the people so they are trying to rely on those living abroad," he added.

Addressing delegates at the Greater Accra Regional Congress, Mr Iddrisu warned that the whole process was a recipe for political disaster as it would cause undue delay in the release of electoral results.

This will create an uneasy calm, as people would be waiting impatiently to hear the outcome of elections held in other countries which was likely to linger for days no one could tell. He noted that the NDC would jealously protect and safeguard the democracy it had begun and would not allow any government who, due to bad social policy would use all possible means to destroy it. Mr Iddrisu urged the youth to remain focused and dedicated to the principles and ideologies of the party until they trounced the NPP in the next elections.

The NPP is the arch opponent, therefore, "let us direct our arsenals on them until we had succeeded in defeating them." He said the youth held the key to the future and must not allow anybody to divide them, rather they should harness their individual potentials to deliver the country from the bad governance of the present government.

You must not at any time sacrifice party loyalty and discipline for anything, as that is your identity and the edifice upon which the NDC was founded.

Flying Officer Nii Tackie (RTD), First Vice National Chairman told the youth that until they accepted the fact that they belonged to one party and not factions, there would be no hope.

He said the party has one founder and one leader and that could not be contested nor contended therefore, there was the need for the members to redirect their energies to building a formidable party capable of winning elections.

Nii Tackie cautioned them not to be divided on faction lines since those propagating such ideas were only sowing seeds of discord and did not have any thing good to offer the party.

Mr Thomas Ashong, who was elected unopposed emerged the new Greater Accra Regional Youth Organiser with Prince Morton becoming the second deputy, also unopposed.

Abdul Walker contested Alfred Treddles for the position of 1st deputy regional youth organizer and defeated him in a landslide victory by polling 65 per cent out of the 85 ballots cast.

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