April 7, 2011

The Member of Parlaiment for Amenfi West, John Jatuah, has appealed for calm in the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC) party.

He said the internal party wranglings between the Ex President Jerry John Rawlings and President Evans Attah Mills if not checked could spell doom for the government as the 2012 elections approaches.

Ex President Rawlings since the election of President Mills in 2009 has severally criticised him for his bad governace style that he claims does not meet the expectations of the teaming NDC supporters who voted for him.

His criticisms has intensified in the last two weeks after his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings declared her intension to contest President Mills during the party’s congress later this year.

Two days ago the ex-president Rawlings accused unnamed individuals within the NDC of running down his party in order to build the Convention People’s Party (CPP) an assertion which was flately denied by government.

However speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show on Thursday 7th April 2011, the Member of Parliament for Amenfi West, John Jatuah called on the two leaders to immediately solve whatever differences exist between them.

He said the Ex President as the founder of the NDC cannot me marginalized or ostracised from the NDC and it is important that his concerns are listened and addressed to help the party grow, while he also allows President Mills the peace of mind to effectively govern the country.

‘’ This is the time that we need all hands on deck, we cannot afford to fight amongst ourselves as that will send us to oppostion come 2012’’ he said.

He noted that there are lots of challenges bedeviling the country most worrying is the high unemployment situation and there is the need for a concerted effort to address these concerns.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh