A Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC), of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr J.H. Owusu-Acheampong, has observed that the party emerged much stronger after the last national delegates congress at Koforidua.
He said contrary to speculations that serious cracks had developed within the body politic of the party after the Koforidua congress, affection and goodwill extended to the party by the public had rather appreciated considerably.
Mr Owusu-Acheampong, who said this in an interview in Accra at the weekend, explained that such speculations intended to fragment its front were whipped up by the party's political opponents and their collaborators in some sections of the media.
“ Despite orchestrated and veiled attempts by our detractors, aided by their agents in the media to blow out of proportion events at the Koforidua congress, the masses still find solace in the NDC than any other political party ,” he said.
According to him, some members and supporters of the party became a bit disturbed after media reports of events at the congress but after painstaking reflection on developments in the party's front,they had decided to forget the past and rally behind the new leadership of the party.
He said events within the past five years which had witnessed the implementation of harsh policies by the government, had resulted in a marked deterioration in the living conditions of the overwhelming majority of the people , thereby vindicating the NDC.
Without exaggeration, the vast majority of the people , especially those in the rural communities have been referring to days of the NDC as far better than the situation in which they find themselves today,” he said.
Mr Owusu-Acheampong, who was a Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, and Food and Agriculture in the NDC administration, observed that the membership of the NDC had grown by leaps and bounds, stressing that with good organisation and extreme vigilance at the various polling stations across the country, the party would be returned to political power in the next general elections.
He called on political functionaries to intensify their educational campaigns to explain the current political, economic and social circumstances in the country to the people, by relating such events to conditions that pertained in the NDC era.
Mr Owusu-Acheampong, said it was in that light that the people would be able compare the past and present and make an informed choice to vote for the NDC in the next presidential and parliamentary elections.
He urged them to have faith in the new national executive whom he described as men and women with a track record of exposure and experience.
Story by Kweku Tsen