NDP set for ‘groundbreaking’ congress
All is set for the breakaway National Democratic Party (NDP) to stage its maiden national congress at the Kumasi Sports Stadium, as it hopes to make history in the December elections.
The party is unfazed, in spite of being hit by mass resignations including that of a founding father and the interim general secretary, as its National Youth Organiser Dr David Suno has indicated that the grounds are bubbling with anticipation for Saturday’s event.
“We are going to have a groundbreaking congress,” he told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story Friday.
He downplayed reports of mass resignations in the northern regions, saying they should be “taken with a pinch of salt”, adding that about 15 fleet of buses were on their way to the congress ground from the same places reports claim people are resigning from the party.
Dr Suno was certain that after what is expected to be a “seamless” congress, and come the December 7, the National Democratic Party “will make history in this country”.
He also confirmed that former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings will contest the party’s flag-bearer-ship.
When the Interim General Secretary of the NDP, Dr. Manboa Rockson, announced his resignation in Tamale Friday, he said the NDP was formed as an alternative to the ruling NDC because of their dissatisfaction with the late President’s leadership style.
According to him, President Mahama has brought great improvement and unity to the NDC.
He also accused Mrs Rawlings of “micro handling” the party and refusing to agree with the party executive not to field a presidential candidate in the 2012 elections.
But Dr David Suno said issues raised by Dr. Rockson were “untrue”.
Asked what could have influenced that decision, Dr Suno conjectured that it could be as a result of he accomplishing his purpose of joining the NDP, or his failure to push through his objectives.
He maintained that the primary purpose of forming NDP is to restore integrity in governance.
Meanwhile, LUV FM’s Kwabena Ampratwum reports from the Kumasi Sports Stadium that he has sighted over 25 Yutong buses that have convened delegates and supporters to the venue.