Ignore Asiedu Nketiah attacks on me – Ofosu Ampofo

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Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), claims that Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the party’s General Secretary, has made unjustified personal assaults against him.

Chairman Ofosu-Ampofo maintains that he faithfully carried out his duties as the party’s national chairman.

As a result, he said that Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia’s criticism of him is unjustified.

“Throughout my entire adult life, I have faithfully, dutifully and conscientiously served the National Democratic Congress in various capacities. I have done so with honour and dignity while resisting every temptation to vilify political opponents”.

He claims that the latter is acting in this manner in an effort to overthrow him.

However, Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo declared that because of his position in the party, he will not address the claims brought against him personally.

I have made the difficult decision not to respond to the aforementioned accusations in light of the high position of party chairman that I hold and the demanding responsibility of leading a successful reorganization of our party in our effort to seize power in 2024.

He has meantime urged party members to prioritize the party’s interests above anything else.

“we must all remember that the internal elections of the NDC are a family contest and not an internecine war against ourselves. The real opponent is out there – the New Patriotic Party who have inflicted untold hardship on our people. Ghanaians will not forgive us if we fail to rescue them from the current economic malaise that we find ourselves in. May it not be said that we failed because we were busy throwing mud at one another and took our eyes off the real enemy” the statement added.

Read the full statement below:

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

IGNORE ATTACKS ON CHAIRMAN OFOSU AMPOFO.

17/10/22

I have become aware of a viral interview granted to a media house by the General Secretary of my party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in which he makes various references to my person, leadership style and stewardship as National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress.

Having regard to the high office of party chairman which I occupy and the onerous responsibility of overseeing a successful reorganisation of our party in our quest to wrest power in 2024, I have decided not to respond to the said accusations.

Throughout my entire adult life, I have faithfully, dutifully and conscientiously served the National Democratic Congress in various capacities. I have done so with honour and dignity while resisting every temptation to vilify political opponents.

I hold the view that it is totally out of place for party officials to divulge or discuss internal party matters that are within their knowledge by virtue of their privileged position, in the media or on any public forum. It is within this spirit that I elect to refrain from commenting on the merit or otherwise of the matters that were referenced in the said interview, including high-level party decisions that are supposed to be held in confidence.

It is important to underscore the fact that Former President John Dramani Mahama remains the only surviving Former President of the NDC tradition, a true statesman whose stellar record in office is widely celebrated. References to the Former President in discussing sensitive party matters in the public domain relative to one’s internal election campaign, as was done in the said media interview is quite unfortunate and regrettable. As a statesman of our political tradition, the least we can do to honour him is to jealously guard against commentary that brings his name and that of the party into disrepute and needless acrimony.

It is my considered view that the quest to lead in the NDC’s impending internal elections must be about who is more experienced and competent, and not vile personal attacks. I, therefore, seize this opportunity to admonish all seeking election into various positions, from Constituency to Region to National to be minded to engage in campaigns that market their track record, leadership abilities, experience, vision and strategic direction for the party. Ultimately, the delegates of our party will have the opportunity to assess every candidate on the strength of their personality and ability to lead and not personal attacks.

We must all be guided by the fact that after all is said and done, the party must unite at all levels to prosecute a single agenda of rescuing our country from the clutches of the misrule and economic mismanagement being supervised by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government. It is therefore important to guard against incendiary language, finger-pointing and personal attacks that have the potential to jeopardise any effort at reconciliation after this electioneering process.

Finally, we must all remember that the internal elections of the NDC are a family contest and not an internecine war against ourselves. The real opponent is out there – the New Patriotic Party who have inflicted untold hardship on our people. Ghanaians will not forgive us if we fail to rescue them from the current economic malaise that we find ourselves in. May it not be said that we failed because we were busy throwing mud at one another and took our eyes off the real enemy.

Long live the NDC.

Signed.
Hon. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo
(National Chairman, NDC)

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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