Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NDC wins more endorsement than NPP

Considering the number of parties and individuals who have openly declared their support for the New Democratic Congress (NDC) can a fair conclusion be pronounced that the party has won the presidential run-off? What ever it means if complacency sets in for the NDC then it could spell a doom for them.

So far, the RPD, Kofi Wayo's United Renaissance Party (URP), the Committee for Joint Action (CJA), Prof. Nii Noi Dowuna a member of CPP have endorsed Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), as a leader whose trademark of honesty, integrity and morality would unite Ghanaians for freedom and prosperity for all..

A group calling itself the Northern Nkrumaist Forum has called on all Nkrumaists in the three Northern Regions to rally behind the National Democratic Congress in the election run-off. According to Prof. Abubakar Alhassan Spokesperson of the group and one time chairman of the Convention People's Party, the need for change cannot be negotiated.

Comparatively, Nana Akufo has so far received endorsement from DFP an off-spring of the New Democratic Congress (NDC).

Dr. Gamel Nasser Adam, former Convention People's Party (CPP) parliamentary candidate and a member of the CJA, declared his intention to join the NDC at a press conference in Accra.

He said Ghanaians must know that, the triumph of freedom and honesty in the face of tyranny was inevitable and as such the country required courage and the exercise of good leadership.

Dr. Adam said the CJA was confident in Prof. Atta Mills as a person who was prepared to provide that leadership of integrity and courage to Ghanaians.

The group questioned the competence and ability of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, candidate of the New Patriotic Party, to be the President of Ghana.

Dr Adam asked why Nana Kofi Coomson, publisher of the Chronicle newspaper, an NPP insider and prominent political activist, suggested publicly that it would be a disaster if Nana Akufo-Addo were ever to assume the presidency of Ghana.

He suggested that, if these constituted the verdict of a section of the NPP leadership on their presidential candidate, the rest of the population would have no reason to doubt the basis of the conclusion.

Dr Adam said the economic crisis continued unabated and contrary to official rhetoric, majority of Ghanaians were still trapped and submerged in a sub-human culture of poverty with little or no hope at all of ever emerging from their squalor.

He said the tenure of the NPP had witnessed a systematic subversion of all departments of democracy, including the people's right to freely express their views on how they were being governed or misgoverned.

Dr. Adam said the Kufuor Administration in an attempt to control public opinion and stifle critical media had entered into a symbiotic relationship with a section of the media in a mutual back scratching pact.

He said the NPP government provided the acquiescent press with various types of material stimuli, generous budgets and an almost unrestricted access to government information.

Dr Adam said media houses, which were critical of government, were occasionally starved of advertising revenue because a section of the business community was petrified by the subtle but strong warning signals from government.

No comments: