The National Democratic Congress has called on all members of the Party to exercise restraint in their pronouncements over the new political party, National Democratic Party (NDP).
According to the party, with speculation rife over the involvement of the party’s founder, former President JJ Rawlings, in the new political entity, all statements made will be conjecture.
Below is a copy of the full statement unedited:
Over the past few days, the Secretariat of the NDC Headquarters has been approached by numerous media houses to comment on the reported formation of a new political party which is being associated with former President JJ Rawlings who is the Founder of the NDC.
The NDC regards the reported association of our former President to the new party as mere speculation and will not make any statement on the matter until the former President himself comes out.
All who speak in the name of the NDC in this matter must therefore do so with circumspection and to remain focussed on what the Mills Administration has achieved in the face of daunting challenges.
The NDC has put in place a programme of actions to ensure a resounding victory at the elections in December 2012.
Only last week a meeting was held in Kumasi which brought together Constituency Executives, Parliamentary Candidates and District, Municipal Chief Executives to deliberate on our strategy for victory to propel forward the Better Ghana Agenda of President Atta Mills which has recorded impressive achievements all around the country.
The party leadership urge all party faithful to focus on the agenda of putting across to the electorate the achievement in the 3 ½ years of the Mills administration.
The Party leadership further urges all genuine and loyal NDC members to continue to work as a family under the great Akatamanso.
As a party we remain resolute in our conviction that the Almighty who orders our steps and rules in the affairs of men and women will bring victory to us and that come January 2013 Ghana will continue its orderly and peaceful development under our able and dignified President Atta Mills.
National Propaganda Secretary, NDC