Mr. Andrews Nana Akwasi, Ashanti Regional Chairman of NDC, has condemned the violent disturbances that characterized the youth and women’s wings elections of the party at Cape Coast.
He described the actions of the two rival groups as “uncivilized and uncalled for”, giving the principles and tenets on which the party was formed.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in reaction to the sad event at Cape Coast on December 10, this year, he said, it was important for party members and supporters to understand and imbibe the principles and objectives of the party.
He said the rights of every eligible member of the party to participate in the decision-making process in an open, transparent, and democratic manner, could not be denied under any circumstances.
Nana Akwasi said the NDC was a unique party and there was a need to settle internal wrangling peacefully without subjecting it to public ridicule by any means.
“I cannot understand why members of the same family will try to ridicule themselves in the face of their political opponents to make room for political points against them”, he said.
He said there was the need for members of the party to be always abreast with the slogan and motto of the party which is “unity, stability, and development” and forge towards sustaining these principles.
Nana Akwasi suggested that henceforth all national elections should be held in one place at the same time to help reduce costs and prevent the occurrence of such unfortunate incidents.
It would be recalled that while proceedings were ongoing at the congress, some rival groups of the contestants violently clashed throwing stones, blocks, tables, and chairs, and clubs among others, causing injuries to at least three persons and destroying some properties.
The police in a statement, had indicated that it had identified 16 persons said to be involved in the disturbances and had issued arrest warrants for them. Meanwhile, the national executive elections of the party are scheduled to take place at the Accra Sports Stadium on December 17, this year.