Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DFP Youth Organiser kicks against electoral alliance with NPP

Mr Prince-Derek Adjei, National Youth Organiser of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), on Wednesday described his party's partnership with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the December run-off as unconstitutional.
 Mr Adjei noted that the ideologies and beliefs of the NPP and DFP were completely different.
 "There has been a coup d'etat in the DFP after some members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) resolved to partner the NPP. I say so because the two parties share different views."
 Speaking at press conference in Accra, Mr Adjei noted that the decision by the National Executive Committee had led to the desertion of some members from the party.
 "People are threatening to leave the party, others have left," he remarked.
 According to the DFP Youth Organiser, the NPP had failed to tell Ghanaians the truth, noting that the party was rather preaching ethnic politics.
 He cited government's inability to release lands belonging to the GaDangmes and the sale of state lands to government officials and government's inability to recognise the efforts of Mr J.S. Laryea, a veteran sportsman whose efforts led to the building of the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, formerly the Accra Sports Stadium, by the Queen of England.
 Describing the DFP as a young party, Mr Adjei pointed out that it needed more resources in its building process in order to stand the test of time.
 Mr Ibrahim Abdul Rahaman, DFP Parliamentary Candidate for Tamale Central, who just quit the party, described DFP's decision to join the NPP as "a mockery and a ridicule of the intellect of Ghanaians".
 "DFP is a social democratic party, it has nothing to do with a liberal democratic party," Mr Rahaman said.
 According to Mr Rahaman, it would be better for his party to join the party which had been calling for "change".
 He said during his interactions with a section of the electorate, it came to light that the DFP was seen as an offshoot of the NPP.
 "The decision to join the NPP now confirms the concerns raised by these people. The foot soldiers of the party should have been consulted on this issue," he said.

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