June 8, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Adentan, Kojo Adu Asare has stated emphatically that any break away party which would be formed out of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not stand the test of time and is bound to fail.

His comment comes in the wake of reports that the former first family (Rawlingses) are planning to break away from the NDC party in the event that former first lady Nana Konadu who is contesting the flag bearer position of the party fails to win in the upcoming congress in July 2011.

The NDC goes to its national delegates congress in Sunyani to elect the party’s presidential candidate to lead the party to the 2012 general elections which promises to be keenly contested between the ruling NDC and the largest opposition party the NPP.

As the July Congress approaches, the Nana Konadu 2012 campaign has severally complained about intimidation and harassment of its supporters by its competing group the Get Attah Mills Elected (GAME).

Political analyst believe if Nana Konadu loses the position which will deepen the waning of the Rawlingses grip on the party, the former first couple will eventually form their own political party, a move if taken could negatively affect the ruling NDC party.

However contributing to a panel discussion on e.tv Breakfast TV Show, the Member of Parliament for Adentan Kojo Adu- Asare stated that the Rawlingses should take a cue from the other splinter parties like the DFP and Reform Party which came out of the NDC, but made no electoral gains in the history of Ghanaian politics.

“They must not waste their time, energy and resources to try to form a breakaway political party as it will not be in their best interest to do so’’ he said.

He called for all NDC members irrespective of their affiliation to either the Mills or Nana Konadu camp to seek the larger interest of the NDC to win the 2012 elections which would be an uphill task.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh