New NDC Leaders Will Be Born Out Of The Internal Feud – Dr Adu-Gyamfi

A Social Historian and Political Science Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dr. Samuel Adu Gyamfi, has said the brawl among key leading members of the NDC may end up re-positioning the party for the next elections.
 
Dr Adu Gyamfi who was commenting on the harsh letter from former Chief of Staff, Dr Valarie Sawyer to two outspoken critics of the party, founder and former President Jerry Rawlings and Martin Amidu, a former deputy Attorney General for accusing former appointees as corrupt, says the counter attack approach may not be in the best interest of the party.
 
He noted that the NDC which was founded on vision of the former President, whose mantra is ensuring probity and accountability cannot boast as a credible social democratic party. He explained that those who have found themselves to the top are more interested in amassing wealth than seeking the interest of the average Ghanaian.  
 
Mr Adu-Gyamfi was speaking to Prince Minkah, Host of Radio XYZ’s Morning Xpress said that the confusion if well managed will see the emergence of new leaders.
 
On the epistle from Dr Valerie Sawyer, whose father, Harry Sawyer was a longtime Minister under the Rawlings Administration,the Social Historian and Political Science Lecturer said the party must be bold enough to sanction the former President and Martin Amidu if they so prove that they breached its regulations.
 
Two former Parliamentary aspirants of the party, Lawyer Evans Amankwah and Abigail Elorm Mensah, claim Martin Amidu affectionately called ‘Citizen Vigilante’  “with exceptional determination and through many publications and other actions, conducted himself in a manner that have:
a.) brought and continues to bring the Party into disrepute and public ridicule contrary to Article 46(8) of the Party’s Constitution; and
b.) weakened Party unity and cohesion contrary to article 45 of the party’s constitution.”
Abigail Elorm Mensah she spoke on the Breakfast Show, Morning Xpress cited two recent examples of their charges against Mr Amidu
 
Dr Adu-Gyamfi said in as much as they have the right to air their opinion, both Valerie Sawyer and Martin Amidu have not shown loyalty to the party describing their actions as “washing dirty linen in public”.
He was of the view that the party lost the elections because its leadership had lost the trust of the people.
 
“The people of Ghana voted massively against the NDC. The rising chorus for change did not only come from its own leaders in the person of Martin Amidu nor founder of the party but it also came from the intellectual class of the NDC that was rejected. Check the votes that came from the university community, it was a massive issue.”
Mr Adu Gyamfi said the NDC should be tolerant and appreciate dissenting views as a party premised on democracy. He also expressed optimism that the NDC party will not die out but will become better.
Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz