Duffuor denies leaving NDC to form new party. Former Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor has refuted claims that he is breaking away from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to establish his own political.
He said he remains a loyal member of the NDC, which is his home.
“The NDC is ours and we have a duty to keep it alive. So let us work hard.
“I joined the contest for the NDC flagbearership because I wanted to see our party become the preferred political party for every Ghanaian,” he said in a statement.
Read his full statement below…
I have been informed of some worries from the NDC members, that I plan to quit the NDC and form another party. I want to state that I have no such plans and I am committed to the NDC as I always have been.
The NDC is my home as it is for all of us and I will always remain faithful to our party. Let us unite for the sake of victory for our party and development for our nation.
The NDC is ours and we have a duty to keep it alive. So let us work hard.
I joined the contest for the NDC flagbearership because I wanted to see our party become the preferred political party for every Ghanaian.
Today, that motivation is still the same. Like many others before me, I know that the common good of our party is more important than our personal ambitions and wishes. The internal debate of ideas we participate in is just a way to achieve a common goal – to build on the legacy we inherited. But if there is anything else I have learned from this period, it is a deeper love for this great party from the stories of people I met on the campaign trail. As such, I am dedicated to the cause of the NDC as I have been in the past, as long as our quest for a better Ghana continues.
As Ghana’s main opposition party, the Ghanaian people are expecting us to bring about the much needed political change this country needs. This would require us to increase our vigilance and demand that the right democratic processes are followed before and during the 2024 elections.
It was in this spirit that I demanded that we address the problems that were associated with our voters register and photo album, which led to my withdrawal from the presidential race.
If we want to succeed as a party in reaching our political goals, we cannot ignore our founding principles of probity and accountability.
Those values are the light that guides our party and gives meaning to all we do. Without them, we will lose our identity and our ability to hold others accountable in similar situations.
As part of my contribution to the party’s reorganisation agenda, I initiated the Ahotor Project to empower our grassroots and ensure they are financially independent and can work effectively ahead of election 2024. I am committed to the continuation of this project and look forward to more interactions with our party base.
The story of the NDC is a story of ordinary people coming together to challenge corrupt systems of favouritism. It is a story marked by a movement of Ghanaians, determined to build a country where they could all belong.
We cannot take these origins for granted. In a time of growing inequality and economic hardship, we must lead the way for collective development. We are who we are because of the strength of our roots and must continue to build the NDC from the bottom up. It is the key to our future and the engine of the Ghanaian Dream.
God bless the NDC and our nation Ghana and make her great and strong.