By Cecil Mensah
The Dombo Advocacy Forum, a group of young men affiliated to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said that it is concerned about the current issues, bothering on the direction and organization of the party towards the 2016 general elections.
“Since NPP is an important stakeholder in the fourth republican dispensation, its internal organization and management is of paramount importance to Ghanaians and indeed the world at large.
We the members of the forum have followed with keen interest the discourse on the direction of the party just after the Election Petition’’
This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Amos Abu Daare, the Chairman, Prince Aminu Saana Press & Publicity Secretary and -Alhassan Sulemana Operations Director of the group in Accra.
The statement expressed its heartfelt gratitude to the entire membership of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on the outcome of the last Thursday October 3, 2013 meeting at the National Headquarters of the party.
“In fact, we were all worried about the heated debates prior to the meeting especially on the much circulated proposal that sought to defeat the very principles and values of our great tradition.
We acknowledge the press release by the Deputy General Secretary, Mr. Abdulai Fuhlanda, which was very explicit on the dismissal of some of the propositions outlined in the said proposal; thus the imposition of the sitting Members of Parliament on constituencies and the extension of the mandate of the current executives, which were clearly against some
Provisions in the party’s Constitution as amended in 2009” Mr Daare said.
The forum called on the leadership of the party to come out with guidelines for the election of leaders from the polling station to the National level.
According to the forum, the stipulated rules of engagements in the party will eliminate bickering and minimize factionalism in the party. “We must promote an environment where losers will be ready to come on board any campaign train’’.
The group took the opportunity to call on all blue party members to cultivate the principle of sacrifice, as one of the founding Fathers of party Mr Simon Diedong Dombo a.k.a SD Dombo, exhibited during the formative stages of the party, where he willingly ceded power to late Dr. Kofi Busia who was much younger in parliament.
“We must win the 2016 general elections to restore hope to the Ghanaian and improve their economic conditions as witnessed during the Busia and Kufour era. This can only be achieved when party faithful are prepared to sacrifice their personal interest for the collective good of the party and country’’.