Kofi Portuphy Launches Campaign

The Co-ordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation, Ebene-zer Kofi Ofori Portuphy, has formally launched his campaign to contest the national chairmanship of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr. Portuphy, who is currently the national vice chairman of the party was optimistic of unseating Dr. Kwabena Adjei who is yet to officially announce to seek a third four-year term.

Speaking to sympathisers and some leading members of the party yesterday, in Accra, at the launch of the campaign, he said his objective of seeking the chair was to unite members of the party towards the 2016 general elections.

“Our party today cannot underrate what unity can do. It is my fervent hope that my priority of uniting all our different interests into a purposeful venture come through. That is why I have devoted myself to contest for the chairmanship to unite all members, especially the grassroots”, he said.

He added that his visions focus on four thematic areas, namely unity, teamwork, accessibility and electoral victory and that these would enable the party to win every election under his leadership.

“The NDC under my leadership will never become prey to any other political party. Our concept of unity in the NDC connotes the harmony of ideas on our shared beliefs. I hope strongly that we recognised the old axiom to enable us stand firm as members of this great party”, he noted.

Mr.Portuphy said although electorates had already “given the nod” for a second term of the NDC, under the leadership of John Dramani Mahama, there was the need to build a strong team to enable the party retain power in the 2016 general elections.

“As a unifier, my credo will be to endear my energies to dissolving the potential tensions within the party, extend a hand to all whose interest in the party has waned, restore confidence of party workers and cadres and build a vanguard of young party enthusiasts and teamwork,” he said.

He said the mission of political parties has been victories at elections and that he would build a strong internal political structure that would help fulfill the mission of the NDC in subsequent elections

“I will seek in my daily endeavors to strengthen the electoral mechanism and structures that we have collectively developed. Our forward match to 2016 and beyond will be all hands on deck and am calling on all executives and members of the party to respond to this call,” he said.

By Bernard Benghan & Emelia Enyonam Kuleke

 

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