NDC Must Close Its Ranks To Win 2016


What is happening in the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is enough to scare some of us away from the party.

While, the young ones in the party are tying their political future to the survival and sustenance of the party, people we look up to as role models and who inspired us to join the party are tearing it down right before us.

The past week, has not been a particularly good one. The Chickens as they say, are coming home to roost.

Politics is all about consensus building, agreeing to disagree is what makes democracy an ideal choice, better than dictatorship.

We fought for it, people died for it, until finally in 1992, we ushered in the Fourth Republican dispensation.

A party is not a party without dissenting views, but must those views or differences of opinions, be seen as dividing the party or be seen to be enriching it?

Our elders have a saying that a person charting a path, may not know that his back is not well. President John Dramani Mahama has all the good intentions in the world to work for the betterment of this country, but he will be the first to admit that he can’t do it alone.

He needs the support and expertise of all the 24 million or so Ghanaians, if he is to achieve his dream of a prosperous nation.
It is good to criticize him, and draw his attention to some of the happenings around him that he might probably not be aware of, because of the exigency of his office, but in doing so, it must not be seen as bringing down the whole house.

Personalizing our criticism of him is more like trying to undermine him and portray him as insensitive in the eyes of Ghanaians.
We admire those in the party and the Government who are able to defy all odds to call his attention to what is on the ground. We think the best way to help him succeed is by criticizing him, but let those criticisms be constructive, rather than destructive.

The NDC need to stay united if it ever hopes of winning the 2016 elections. Ghanaians will not have the patients for them again, as it happened in the run up to the 2012 elections. They better close their ranks or risk going into opposition.

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