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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mills’ Home on Fire

Signals picked by the Independent indicates that, the Mfantseman East Constituency branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is facing serious unity crisis, a situation many political observers believe can terribly affect the party’s chances in the constituency come 2012.

According to reliable sources within the Mfantseman East Constituency, which is the birthplace of President John Evans Atta Mills, the party leadership has split into two factions and indications are that the party risk losing more votes in the coming election if the regional executives resist moves to settle the issues amicably.

The Independent has gathered that, one faction is being led by Mfantseman East NDC Constituency Chairman, Mr Kwame Nkrumah while the other is also being led by his Vice Chairman, Mr Samuel Adoko.
The unity crisis, which according to political observers could spell doom for the ruling party has emerged primarily due to three reasons. The first issue has to do with the recent branch elections held by the Mfantseman East Constituency of the NDC to elect members to man various positions at the branch level, whilst the other two issues have to do with lack of accountability and effective communication.

Reliable source within the constituency has hinted that, Mr Nkrumah and his vice do not see eye ball to eye ball. The Independent through its investigations found out that, the controversy between the constituency chairman and his vice which is seriously affecting the party in the constituency, started soon after the NDC won the mandate to rule the country for the next four years.

Party insiders told reporters that, Mr Samuel Adoko who was against the procedure in which selections of persons for the various district assemblies was done, insisted that, “the right thing must be done.”

And this position taken by Mr Adoko with regards to the selection of people for the assemblies did not go down well with the chairman and the two have since become sworn enemies.

When contacted to ascertain the truth or otherwise of the story, Mr Samuel Adoko confirmed that there are factions within the party but accused his chairman, Mr Kwame Nkrumah and the Mfantseman East Constituency Secretary, Mr Fiifi Asumang of being behind the divisions in the party. He also accused Mr Nkrumah and his secretary of not telling the truth.

He therefore called on the party executives at the national level to declare the branch elections null and void and order fresh elections. He again urged the national executives to step in quickly to solve the issues before he mobilises his group to hit the street to protest against the unfolding events within the constituency.
Source: The Independent

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