NDC rallies members in US for Election 2020

A four-year feud within the United States of America (USA) branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been resolved by the leadership of the party as part of efforts to reconcile all members.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary and  Director of International Relations and Dr. Hannah Bissiw, a former Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture were among a delegation that was in Washington DC to resolve the impasse which had divided the branch into two factions.

The others were Kofi Attor, Former Counsel General, Dubai; Daniel Osei and Sylvester Mensah, Former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

“What have you gained in fighting each other for the past four years?” Mr. Nketia popularly known as “General Mosquito” quizzed when he addressed party members at a meeting.

He urged all members of the party in the diaspora and the USA in particular, to form a strong and united front to be able to assist the party back home to return to power in 2020.

“Make sure the larger interest of the party is achieved. Let us hear good news about you because it is always distressing to hear about your quarrels”, he admonished them.

Mr. Nketia tasked members of the party in the diaspora to identify intellectuals amongst them to help the party.

Touching on current issues in Ghana, he criticised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the sale of contaminated oil  and the $2.2 billion bonds as well as  the harassment of NDC members  and Ghanaians by vigilante groups affiliated to the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP).

On the Representative Of People’s Act (ROPA), Mr. Nketia said the NDC was not against its implementation but wanted the right things to be put in place before the elections were held in the diaspora.

He mentioned that the government did not have the necessary statistical data on the number of Ghanaians in the diaspora to make sure the implementation of the ROPA would be free and fair.

For his part, Mr Attor briefed members on the Prof. Kwesi Botchwey’s Committee report and was hopeful that “if the recommendations in the report are followed, the NDC would be able to win the 2020 elections.”–sankofaonline.com

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