Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a former Finance Minister, has refuted rumors that he is leaving the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to start his own political organization.
He claims that he has no such ambitions and that he still supports and is loyal to the NDC.
“I’ve learned that some NDC members are worried that I want to leave the party and found another one. I want to clarify that I have no such ambitions and that I am still fully devoted to the NDC.
“The NDC is my home, as it is for all of us, and I will always support our organization. Let’s unite for the sake of our party’s success and the advancement of our country, he urged in his remarks.
He continued by saying that his motivation for entering the election for the National Democratic Congress flagbearership was to ensure the success of the party, and that motivation has not changed.
“My motivation for entering the race for the NDC flagbearership was a desire to see our party flourish as the political party of choice for every Ghanaian.
“Today, that motivation remains unchanged. Like many before me, I understand that the collective good of our party overrides our personal goals and desires. The internal contest of ideas we engage in is simply a means to a common end – to build upon the hard won legacy we have come to meet. But if there is anything more I have gained from this period, it is a deepening of my love for this great party from the stories of people I was privileged to meet on the campaign trail. As such, I remain committed towards the cause of the NDC as I have in times past, for as long as our quest for a better Ghana endures,” he added.
A day before the primary elections, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, a former minister of finance, formally quit the NDC.
The former governor of the Bank of Ghana said in a press conference on Friday that his decision was based on his complaints about the procedures surrounding the party’s approaching primaries, particularly the voters register.
He claims that several anomalies ruined the procedure, and the party leadership has not intervened to fix the problem.
Read Dr Duffour statement below: