Okudzeto hails NDC amid Duffour’s injunction

Okudzeto hails NDC amid Duffour’s injunction

Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has lauded his party, the National Democratic Congress in the build-up to its presidential and parliamentary primaries.

He says the NDC is highly likeable party that has attracted support in recent times, recording its recent campaign trails.

“This has been a very successful campaign. If you are looking for a party on the ascendancy in Ghana, a party that has become so attractive, it is the National Democratic Congress,” he said.

Mr. Ablakwa indicated that the NDC has sent the right messages out and given hope and restoration to people and making them a deserving option for many.

“Look at the wide range array of talents, how the NDC has attracted so many inspiring personalities with amazing stories. I have been impressed with the candidature across the length and breadth of this country,” the North Tongu MP noted.

The three-time serving Member of Parliament alluded to the fact that the party had become enviable such that its reach extended to a wide spectrum of people.

“If you look at those who have filed, the young people, the number of women has gone up, the professionals. You have high-ranking officers of the military for example retiring to come contest, other security agencies same, you have professors of the various universities who want to come to offer their expertise in parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.”

Okudzeto Ablakwa also noted that the injunction against the primaries by the NDC flagbearer aspirant, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor cannot affect the amazing feet achieved by the party in time past.

He described it as a temporary setback and assured that the party will come out of it.

“This Dr. Duffour’s action is so fundamental to take the shine of all of what has gone on. I see it as a temporary setback.”

The ranking member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee berated the action of the presidential flagbearer hopeful and suggested that a more appropriate mechanism could have been used rather than soliciting the help of the court in the matter.

He noted that such hasty decisions result in members of the party committing political suicide, adding that his actions can reduce his chance at the primaries.

“It is not encouraging, it is not the right thing to do, to rush to court. If you are not careful, you commit political suicide and that’s how it is looking. If Dr. Duffour was preparing for probably 1.5% of votes, now I don’t see how he goes past 0.5%.”

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the State Transport Corporation (STC) and a leading member of the NPP, Nana Akomea who was on the show called Mr. Ablakwa’s claim a charade.

He suggested that the NDC is rather in turmoil and as such not being painted the right picture by its party members.

He added that the party has self-inflicted the current issue it finds for itself due to delayed pre-electoral processes.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ablakwa has stated that the party will not trade the workload put to see the primaries held tomorrow for anything.

By: Leonora Enyonam Annoh | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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