A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Yaw Boateng Gyan, has dispelled claims there are growing factions in the opposition party.
He said the party is on a reconciliation mission to unite all its members after the 2020 presidential election and losing the election petition.
It comes after the National Executive Council of the NDC held a three-day retreat in Ho, Volta Region, to discuss the 2020 elections and the way forward.
Similarly, some prominent members of the NDC belonging to a pressure group within the party called Caders also held a forum on the theme: ‘Securing the Future of the NDC’.
The forum was attended by known faces such as former flagbearer aspirant Goosie Tanoh, former Defence Minister Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, and former Information Minister Fritz Baffour, amongst others.
The group lambasted the leadership of the party for diverting from the founding principles of the NDC.
This move, according to a section of the public, translates all is not well within the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
But speaking to Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Original 91.9FM on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Mr. Boateng Gyan said such assertions lack positive accuracy adding the party encourages free speech.
“Who are the Caders and, who are the party members? The Caders are also party members,” he said.
According to him, the Caders scheduled their meeting before the national secretariat of the NDC issued a communiqué calling for a post-election discussion.
The former National Organiser of the NDC added that all the meeting was in the collective good for the umbrella family after suffering defeat in the 2020 elections.
“All the pertinent discussions are good for the party. The National Executive Council decided the election is over and, the party has lost according to the Electoral Commission. We disagreed and petitioned the court. We all saw the outcome and as a party, we need to hold a discourse and find out how we lost. How come we won 137 parliamentary seats and a possible second run and also some of our members demanding for the collated results; it was necessary we call regional secretaries and chairmen none were called again. Also, we visited persons we thoughts would be needed. Personally, I was called upon,” Yaw Boateng Gyan added.
“Simultaneously, Caders which I’m a firm member had long planned to hold the meeting at the instance of the Tema Central Constituency. It is not regional. They decided to invite some leading or known Caders members to tell them the history; founding principles of the party and hold a pertinent discussion. I agree with them.’
“The unfortunate thing is all happened at the same time,” he averred.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana