A group of Constituency executives of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), wants aspiring national chairman, Kofi Porturphy, to resign from his current position as the National Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).
The group, calling itself the Concerned Branch Executives, said the continuous stay in office by Mr. Porturphy, “is not only setting a very bad precedent to the youths but also, nurturing a very bad habit for most young politicians.”
In a news release issued on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the group stressed that the NADMO Coordinator must step down in the spirit of fairness and the principles of the democratic tenets on which “the great NDC was built.”
“We believe, while trying to contest another position has not only brought a sharp division in the youth front across the country but also in the very basic existence on which the party is laid, (our democratic credentials)”.
Our call, the release said “is motivated by our strong believe in the tenets of democracy and fairness and the need to create a level playing ground for all who aspire to contest any position in the party. As a social democratic party, the NDC cherishes and upholds the virtues and values of morality, decency and integrity; values that remain the hallmark of a social democrat.”
The group, also alleged that Mr. Porturphy maybe abusing his office, because some relief items were being carted to unknown destinations across the country to aid his campaign.
“His continued stay in office will run ultra vires to the President’s campaign against any form of corruption in officialdom. The ravaging perception of relief items being bussed to unknown destinations across the country must cease!”
“We call on Mr. Portuphy to immediately relinquish his position at NADMO to concentrate on his campaign, which will save his own image and interest, the Party and the Presidency of any embarrassment”.